In Missouri the Horse Slaughter - HB 1747 - FAILED. This bill attempted to circumvent the current federal ban in the United States against horse slaughter for the purpose of selling horse meat for human consumption.
Despite the fact that the federal government no longer permits the slaughter of horses for the purpose of selling horse meat for human consumption, this bill attempted to go around the federal ban. While the constitutionality of this proposal is questionable, the bill would allow the Missouri Department of Agriculture to regulate horse slaughter facilities and would have compensated the USDA for inspecting such facilities. Missouri would have been the only state in the country to have such a law.
For more information about animal legislation in Missouri visit the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation on the web.