Saturday, May. 25, 2024

Missouri Legislature Votes On Horse Slaughter Bill This Week

The Missouri House of Representatives passed a bill in March, HB 1747, that would establish plant operation and meat inspection regulations for horse processing plants. Currently there is no national government funding for inspections, thus there are no horse slaughter plants that provide meat for human consumption operating in the United States.

The bill was then incorporated into SB 795, a comprehensive agriculture bill, according the TheHorse.com.

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The Missouri House of Representatives passed a bill in March, HB 1747, that would establish plant operation and meat inspection regulations for horse processing plants. Currently there is no national government funding for inspections, thus there are no horse slaughter plants that provide meat for human consumption operating in the United States.

The bill was then incorporated into SB 795, a comprehensive agriculture bill, according the TheHorse.com.

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Rep. Jim Viebrock, who introduced HB 1747, expects the Senate to vote on SB 795 or refer it to conference committee this week. The legislative session ends in mid-May.

Anti horse slaughter activists are calling for a statewide boycott of Missouri if the state passes the new legislation.

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