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The New York Times reports this morning that in the budget just proposed by the Obama administration, there is a provision that would "effectively ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption. Technically, the proposal would prevent money from being spent on inspection of horse slaughtering facilities. Without inspections, facilities could not legally operate. The proposal was greeted enthusiastically by horse lovers and animal advocacy groups ... But it was met with dismay by those who have been working to get slaughtering facilities up and running again."
KC's View:
A testament, no doubt, to the power of the Mr. Ed lobby.