Proposed bill would end horse slaughter
State Rep. Bob Molaro, D-Chicago, introduced a bill on Thursday to end horse slaughter in Illinois.
The bill prohibits transportation of horses into the state for the sole purpose of slaughter for human consumption.
According to state Rep. Bob Pritchard, R-Hinckley, this is the third bill of this nature proposed by Molaro. The past two bills were defeated.
“There are totally inappropriate reasons for this legislation,” said Jim Tucker, manager of the Cavel plant. “Arguments for it say stolen horses are brought to the plant, and the horses are treated inhumanely. We have inspectors who check horses when they arrive and examine the carriers they rode in on to make sure they are not being hurt. We've never had a stolen horse brough