Senate Rejects Non-ambulatory Cattle Language
The US Senate has rejected a motion to proceed to the Economic Stimulus package, which includes language that would ban non-ambulatory disabled cattle from entering the food supply.
The measure was rejected by a vote of 52 to 42. The language also included additional civil money penalties that go beyond those already established through the Federal Meat Inspection Act. Sixty votes were required for the Senate to proceed to debate and consideration of the bill.