Horse Meat

Problem

After getting nothing but horse sh-t from Congress for years, The US House Appropriations Committee has taken a step toward allowing horse slaughter in America by defeating a ban on horse meat inspections by the Agriculture Department.

Horse meat is popular in only a few countries, notably in Central Asia, but it forms a significant part of the culinary traditions of many others, from Europe to South America.

Today wild horse advocates hope the committee maintains a legal barrier that prohibits culling of wild horses. Proponents of ending the ban on horse meat inspection note that more than 100,000 horses are exported from the USA for slaughter in Canada and Mexico each year and that an American-regulated inspection program should result in more humane processing of the animals.

Horse meat scam leads to 66 arrests http://www.cbsnews.com/news/horse-meat-scam-66-arrests-in-europe/

Dozens arrested in Spain for Europe-wide horse meat scam @CNN http://cnn.it/2vsAPKN

Congress could authorize horse meat for dinner https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/07/17/congress-could-a... via @usatoday