Oklahoma has passed two bills, HB1999 and SB375 which are waiting for the Governor's signature to become law. These bills were sent through the legislature without much debate - a first in Oklahoma history. They will allow the opening of the nation's first horse slaughter plant since the national ban was overturned by Congress a couple of years ago. They are supported by the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association and the Oklahoma Farm Bureau. I guess they want to get the last few dollars out of the horses they have used up.
The bills are not supported by almost everyone else. It was proposed by Representative Skye McNiel, whose family owns and runs the largest horse auction in the state, so she gains directly and will not change her mind.
We have protested and started getting public opinion behind us, but there is not much time before the Governor makes the signing decision.