Update -- March 18 the House Bill went to the Senate Committee and they passed it 9-0.
It now goes to the full Senate. The full Senate can pass it like it is or can add amendments to it. Once they have ironed out all differences between the House and Senate Versions, it will go up to a full vote. As it looks now, it will pass. Out-of-state animal rights activists have descended on Oklahoma by the hundreds if not thousands. Most of them are funded by the fraudulent HSUS.
The Oklahoma Farm Bureau and every single Farm and ranch organization has gotten behind this.
They will NEVER be able to stop horses from leaving the US to go to Canada and Mexico because of NAFTA. The Mexican or Canadian Companies only have to send buyers to the US and they can say they are buying saddle horses and breeding stock and then can do what they want after they get them out of the country. NAFTA ensures that.
I will keep everyone updated.
Oklahoma residents -- You should write or call your State Representatives and Senators and let them know that Horses, horse owners and the whole industry needs to have a decent and humane way to turn unwanted horses into meat and money without making them travel thousands of miles. If this does not happen, the entire industry is on the brink of collapse.