Illinois House Approves State Slaughter Ban

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After several failures, state lawmakers have advanced a star-powered measure to outlaw slaughtering horses for human consumption in Illinois.

The House voted 74-41 Wednesday for the measure aimed at closing down the Cavel International Inc. slaughterhouse in DeKalb, but the issue may be moot. Cavel and the nation's two other slaughterhouses ceased operations after a federal court ruled

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