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President Barack Obama signed a new law last month that will allow, for the first time since 2007, horses to be slaughtered for human consumption in the United States. The law, attached to a Congressional spending bill, will allow USDA inspection of horse meat and plants, clearing the way for slaughterhouse operations that have been closed since a 2006 law defunded the inspection, closing horse slaughterhouses across the country.

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Opinion, Pages 5 on 01/11/2012

Print Headline: Will slaughter houses help horses?

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