Healthcare? Taxes? No. Congress bizarrely acts on horse slaughter

By Liam Clancy

U.S. Congress

U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON – Think of all the things that need addressing by Congress: Health care, taxes, Iran, North Korea, jobs, vote fraud…. And more.

So what have Republican lawmakers done?

They’ve just voted to allow horses to be slaughtered in the United States for human consumption, a reversal of previous measures that prevented the practice.

Slaughtering horses is extremely unpopular among Republican voters particularly, with a poll by the American Wild Horse Campaign reporting that “an overwhelming 80 percent of Americans, including 86 percent of 2016 Trump voters and 77 percent of Clinton voters, want Congress to keep anti-slaughter protections in place.”

A spending bill signed into law by President Trump in May banned the slaughter of horses for consumption, but last month lawmakers in the House Appropriates Committee narrowly rejected an amendment that would ban horse slaughter for the 2018 fiscal year.

Trump’s initial bill would have allowed excess horses to be euthanized or sold to Mexican or Canadian slaughterhouses, rather than slaughtered in the United States.

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The House Appropriations Committee also approved an amendment from Rep. Chris …read more

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