Horse owners will be stuck paying the bill
BY SAUK VALLEY NEWSPAPERS
WHAT WE THINK
“The old gray mare, she ain’t what she used to be, many long years ago.”
As fond as people are of horses, sometimes folks forget these beasts don’t live forever. Something’s got to be done with old Nellie and other has-been horses when their useful lives are over.
A trip to an American slaughterhouse no longer is in the picture.
Opponents of slaughtering horses for human consumption overseas won a victory in federal court that shut down America’s last horse slaughterhouse in DeKalb. They also stand poised to pass a bill in the Illinois House to ban horse slaughtering when the meat will be eaten by people.