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Slaughterhouses lose federal funding

Updated: June 9, 2005, 5:25 PM ET
By Bill Finley | Special to ESPN.com

The end of the practice of slaughtering horses, including retired race horses, for human consumption, moved closer to reality Wednesday when the United States House of Representatives voted 269-158 to pass an amendment to an appropriations bill which called for the removal of federal funding for the three slaughterhouses currently operating in the U.S.

By doing so, the slaughterhouses would no longer have government paid workers, including inspectors, working on site. Without the federal ...

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