Local

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.

Recent Headlines

in National

Hyundai recalls 883K Sonatas

hyundai

Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers.

in National

Obama to Republicans: ‘Stop being mad all the time’

obama

The President took his criticism of congressional Republicans to a higher pitch on Wednesday, appealing to them to work with him to "get some work done."

in National

Sugar tax could be coming to your soda

soda

A lawmaker will launch the first national effort in years to tax soda, the latest bid to stem rising obesity and diabetes rates by curbing the consumption of sugary drinks.

in National

U.S. economy bounces back in second quarter

consumer

Economic growth accelerated more than expected in the second quarter, bolstering views for a stronger performance in the last six months of the year.

in Local

Waste Water Rates Are Due to Change

Water Treatment

With a new water treatment plant in the works, the City of Yankton will be changing rates to fund the loan needed to make changes.