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Illinois House Passes Anti-Slaughter Bill

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The Illinois House of Representatives passed a bill April 18 that would outlaw horse slaughter for human consumption. Illinois is home to one of three slaughter plants in the country. The bill passed 74-41.

Anti-Horse Slaughter Legislation Introduced in Illinois

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A bill introduced Feb. 22 in the Illinois state legislature would prohibit the transportation of horses into the state for the sole purpose of slaughter for human consumption. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Bob Molaro. A Belgian company, Cavel International, runs a horse slaughter plant near DeKalb, Ill.

Plans Finalized to Rebuild Illinois Slaughterhouse

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Plans for rebuilding Cavel International, the horse-slaughtering plant in DeKalb, Ill., that burned down in 2002, have been finalized, according to the Northern Star of Northern Illinois University.

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