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FUTURE OF HORSE SLAUGHTER IN OKLAHOMA STILL UNCLEAR
From BeaumontEnterprise.com
by ASSOCIATED PRESS

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Though the Legislature passed a bill this year authorizing the slaughter of horses, it remains unclear whether a facility will open in Oklahoma once the law takes effect Nov. 1.

Gov. Mary Fallin signed into law the bill sponsored by Rep. Skye McNiel of Bristow and Sen. Eddie Fields of Wynona. Fields said he’s not aware of any efforts to build a facility in Oklahoma, while McNiel said she’s no longer involved in the issue.

“My goal is not necessarily to bring one,” McNiel said. “I am not out promoting it. Once I passed the bill, I was done.”

Before the law passed, Ahsan Amil of Oklahoma Meat Company applied for a federal inspection with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Amil told the Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/16oj24G ) that he’s no longer pursuing the…

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