Illinois Senate Approves Ban on Horse Slaughter

The Illinois Senate approved a ban on slaughtering horses for human consumption Wednesday, sending the legislation to the governor.

The proposal, which won the Senate's approval 39-16, would stop a DeKalb plant from continuing to ship horse meat overseas.

"Horses clearly are recreational, companion animals," said Sen. John Cullerton, D-Chicago, the bill's sponsor. "They are not

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