Supreme Court Horse Slaughter Decision: What Does This Mean?

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The Supreme Court of the United States on June 16 denied certiorari in Cavel International, Inc. v. Madigan (No. 07-962), leaving in place a decision by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upholding a ban on slaughter of horses for human consumption in Illinois. In May 2007, the Illinois Horse Meat Act was amended to make it illegal for anyone in the state to slaughter horses for huma

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