WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.,today passed a ban on domestic horse slaughter through the Senate Appropriations Committee as part of the FY2015 Agriculture Appropriations bill. This ban, which passed by a 18-12 vote, will prohibit the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from using federal funds to inspect horsemeat intended for human consumption, effectively banning domestic horse slaughter and protecting the public from toxic horse meat. Similar language was included in the President’s budget request and is supported by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack.
Please read the press release from Senator Landrieu here.