Texas Court Rules Against Slaughter

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A federal appeals court in Houston has ruled that horse slaughter is illegal in Texas, home to two of the nation's three processing plants.

The decision, issued on Jan. 19th by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, overturns a lower federal district court's 2006 ruling on a 1949 Texas law that banned horse slaughter for the purpose of selling the meat for

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