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Old 09-10-2006, 10:56 AM
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Default House votes to ban horse slaughter

House votes to ban horse slaughter

WASHINGTON -- The slaughter of horses for their meat would be banned, according to a bill that passed the House last week by a vote of 263-146.

Despite the margin of victory, even advocates of the bill acknowledged it will be difficult to move the legislation through the Senate before Congress adjourns this year.

Horses are a symbol of American history and should not be treated like common livestock whose meat will be consumed by European gourmets, said sponsors of the bill.

Opponents argued it is expensive to keep unwanted horses alive and preventing their slaughter is a violation of personal property rights without due process.

First District Rep. Marion Berry, D-Gillett; 3rd District Rep. John Boozman, R-Rogers; 4th District Rep. Mike Ross, D-Prescott; and 2nd District Rep. Vic Snyder, D-Little Rock, voted against the bill.
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Old 09-10-2006, 01:56 PM
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Thanks for posting this Miss D. I hope it makes it through....
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