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Congressional Committee Passes Horse-Slaughter Ban

Following its initial approval, the measure will move to the entire House, then the Senate, for further consideration.

After months of vocal public opposition, Congress is one step closer to reinstating a federal ban on horse slaughter in the US. On Tuesday, the House Appropriations Committee passed an amendment that would ban government funding for USDA inspections of horse-slaughter facilities—cutting funding for inspections hinders the commercial viability of the industry by preventing the meat from being sold for human consumption. A restriction on funding was first implemented in 2006, but a November 2011 vote lifted the five-year ban, leading to concerns that horse-slaughter plants could legally reopen. Opponents of horse slaughter call the industry a financial burden that promotes the needless killing of animals not typically consumed in the US.

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52 New York Dairy Farms Lose Wholesale Contracts

Dairy suppliers cannot sell their milk as demand for dairy continues to plummet.
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