Congress quietly lifted a 5-year-old ban on funding horse meat inspections. The ban was lifted in a spending bill that would fund the government until mid-December. It was signed into law by President Obama on November 18th.
Horse slaughterhouses could be up and running in less than a month. According to the USDA, there are currently no horse slaughterhouses in the US. The last slaughterhouse that butchered horses for meat for human consumption closed in 2007 and was located in Illinois.
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