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HSUS Official Sees No Compromise On Horse Slaughter

HSUS Official Sees No Compromise On Horse Slaughter

The issue of whether or not to allow Horse slaughter in the U.S.is continuing. HSUS Ag Director Joe Maxwell met recently with former South Dakota lawmaker Frank Kloucek and livestock producer Bob Mack. Maxwell says HSUS won’t compromise and allow any kind of horse slaughter but is willing to talk about how to deal with neglected or unwanted animals.

Maxwell says the number of domestic horses in the U.S. has increased since domestic horse slaughter was discontinued in 2007.

He says there are also more than enough horses in Europe where most of the human consumption of horses occurs.

Maxwell says one possible solution to excess horses is to be more responsible with breeding of the animals. He says HSUS is willing to work with others on possible solutions.

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