horses, don’t they? Just in time for the holidays (and remarkably coincident with the end of the Fall Meet at Churchill Downs), President Obama last week quietly signed a law passed by congress that lifts the 5-year-old ban on federal funding for horse meat inspections; thereby allowing the sale and consumption of viande de cheval
And, while it is doubtful that any “Surf & Turf” restaurants here in Louisville will have the audacity
to start putting filet d’Mister Ed
on the menu, the change in the law may serve to add a sense of urgency to the speed ratings of horses in claiming races, come the Spring Meet.
By allowing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to resume horse meat inspections, the new law will effectively allow the operation of slaughterhouses in the U.S. that butcher horses for human consumption. The last U.S. slaughterhouse that butchered horses closed in 2007. But now, our president wants us to start eating horses again.
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