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A bill instructing California's congressional delegation to support federal legislation that would forbid the transport of horses to horse processing plants in Canada and Mexico took its final step to passage on Wednesday when that state's Senate approved the measure. Introduced in February, SJR 22 calls on federal lawmakers to pass HR 503, the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act and SB727, its twin senate bill. Both bills prohibit the transport, sale, delivery, or export of horses for slaughter for human consumption. It also criminalizes the purchase, sale, delivery, or export of horsemeat intended for human consumption. Both bills remain pending. The California state Senate approved SJR 22 on Aug. 25. The state's assembly passed the measure earlier this month.