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Horse Meat Inspection Funding Ban Lifted

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Would you eat horse meat? If Congress doesn't find a way to fund a recently lifted ban on horse meat inspections, the possibility of horse slaughterhouses once again could become very real. The last U.S. slaughterhouse that butchered horses shut down in 2007 and it was located in Illinois, which also has a law that bans slaughtering horses for human consumption. If a new slaughterhouse opens, which opponents say could happen in as quickly as a month, the meat would be shipped to places like Europe and Asia, where horse meat is eaten by people on a more regular basis. [AP]

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