Illinois State House of Representatives Votes to Ban Slaughter of Horses for Food in State

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A story in today's Chicago Sun-Times reports that slaughter of horses was the subject of a vote yesterday in the state legislature.

Actress Bo Derek have been campaigning in state in favor of an anti-slaughter bill;the House voted 74-41 on a measure that would shut down permanently the Cavel International Inc. slaughterhouse in DeKalb, Illinois, one of three horse meat slaughterhouses in the USA.

Derek smiled from the audience. The legislation now moves to the Senate.