Illinois Governor Signs Anti-Slaughter Legislation

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The state with the nation's last operating horse slaughterhouse has made it illegal to kill the animals for human consumption.

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said May 24 he was proud to sign the law, calling it "past time to stop slaughtering horses in Illinois."

A slaughterhouse in DeKalb has been shipping horse meat overseas, where it is sold for people to eat. The practice has

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