Oklahoma: Governor Likely to Back Slaughter Bill
The controversial bill currently moving through the Oklahoma state legislature that would legalize horse slaughter has the support of Gov. Mary Fallin.
According to a report in Tulsa World, Fallin’s office has been receiving “thousands of calls on the issue,” mostly opposed to equine slaughter. However, the majority of those calls are coming from outside the state.
The measure, which is House Bill 1999, would strike down the ban on horse slaughter in the state, but would continue to prohibit the sale of horse meat for domestic consumption.
Speaking after an appearance at the Oklahoma Youth Expo, Fallin said: “It is important that we have a humane way to be able to take care of abandoned horses and those that are getting older and that have been turned out and abandoned in our state. We’re glad we’ve been able to see some legislation going through that will help address that issue.”