Cavel closer to shutdown
From Associated Press, Lee News Service and Chronicle reports
SPRINGFIELD - It may be curtains for Cavel after Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed legislation Thursday that would ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption.
The new law directly affects the operation of the Cavel International plant in DeKalb, the last remaining horse slaughterhouse in the United States that ships horse meat to Europe and Asia for human consumption.
“It's past time to stop slaughtering horses in Illinois and sending their meat overseas,” Blagojevich said in a statement. “I'm proud to sign this law that finally puts an end to this practice.”
Blagojevich announced his support for the legislation in April, after hearing from advocates including actress