AP - The Illinois House has rejected an attempt to restart the legal slaughter of horses. Horse slaughtering was banned two years ago, but critics say it's led people to neglect or abandon their unwanted horses. Still others are sending their animals to Mexico, where they may not be killed in a humane way.
Ill. House Rejects Permitting Horse Slaughter
By BJ Lutz
Wednesday, Apr 1, 2009 Updated at 3:15 PM CDT