Published December 6, 2012 by delia1979

Canadian Horse Defence Coalition's Blog

A Washington State County Councilman wants to ensure that slaughterhouses can’t open there after changes to policy.

By Noah Haglund, Herald Writer

EVERETT – Slaughtering horses for human consumption could become illegal in Snohomish County, if a proposed ban passes later this month.

Ontario Feedlot May 2012No horse slaughterhouses have legally operated anywhere in the United States for five years.  Recent changes in federal policy, however, have created the opportunity for new ones to open.

In Snohomish County, much speculation has focused on a former horse slaughterhouse south of Stanwood, where the facilitity’s owner has said, repeatedly, he has no plans to restart.

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