horse slaughter

Horsemeat products in a 'boucherie chevaline' (horse butchers shop) which are still being sold despite the continued scandal across Europe involving the contamination of beef products with horsemeat, on February 22, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)

Horse Slaughter Blocked By Federal Law

The resumption of commercial horse slaughter in the U.S. was blocked Friday as President Barack Obama signed a budget measure that withholds money for required federal inspections of the slaughtering process.


Workers cut beef meat AT "DOLY-COM" abattoir, one of the two Romanian companies exporting horse meat to EU countries, in Roma village, 450km north from Bucharest, on Feb. 12, 2013. (credit: DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)

Congress Cuts Funding For Horse Slaughter In Budget Bill

Congress’ latest budget bill tries to block the resumption of horse slaughter in the U.S. by cutting funding for inspections of the process.