"Now, given a bit of language written into the omnibus spending bill that was approved by the Senate on Thursday night, it's seeming more certain that there will be no horse slaughtering on U.S. Soil in the foreseeable future. The House already approved the spending measure, which now heads to President Obama for his signature.Congress Blocks Slaughtering Horses For Meat In U.S. : The Salt : NPR
The provision bans the funding of U.S. Department of Agriculture inspections at horse slaughter plants. And without inspections, slaughterhouses can't be in business. Game over.
"Americans do not want to see scarce tax dollars used to oversee an inhumane, disreputable horse slaughter industry," Wayne Pacelle of the Humane Society argues in a press release. He has been lobbying for a ban on funding for horse slaughter inspections."
I may feel squeamish at the mental picture of slaughter, but it makes more sense to me than shipping horses to Mexico for slaughter. Congress! Is there anything they can't fix? < / sarc >