Horse Slaughter: U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds Illinois Ban

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Cavel International of DeKalb, Ill., the nation's last active horse slaughter plant, will again be shuttered. A three-judge panel from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today in support of a lower court's earlier decision on the constitutionality of a state law banning the practice.

This is the latest move in what has been a tumultuous year for the horse slaughter industry.

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