Curiouser and Curiouser: Horse Slaughter to Resume in Illinois in Spite of Governor's Signature on Ban - The Horse Owner's Resource

Curiouser and Curiouser: Horse Slaughter to Resume in Illinois in Spite of Governor's Signature on Ban

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The manipulation of the US legal system continues in the ongoing attempts of foreign-owned horse slaughterhouses to operate outside the law. Both Illinois and Texas, where the last slaughterhouses operate, recently passed or upheld in court existing laws that prohibit horse slaughter for human consumption of horse meat. Yet the pro-slaughter forces continue to fight in court. In Illinois, slaughter at the DeKalb plant will resume while lawyers prepare to argue the constitutionality of the new law.

The Chicago Tribune is doing a good job of covering this issue.