Lysippe Archer (lysippe_archer) wrote in horse_slaughter,
Lysippe Archer

Good news/bad news on the Illinois horse slaughter front

This has already been posted on the Stop Horse Slaughter Tribe by Sawjja and in several fora by saigh_allaidh copying Saigh:

Springfield, IL --- In exciting win for opponents of horse slaughter, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Thursday (May 24) signed a bill permanently banning horse slaughter in Illinois.

The legislation comes three weeks after Cavel International -- the state’s notorious horse slaughterhouse, and the only one still operating in the United States -- was granted an emergency federal court stay, halting a ruling to close its doors in DeKalb.

For the rest of the story:

Published May 26, 2007
Cavel International Inc., a Belgium-based company that operates a horse slaughterhouse in DeKalb, filed suit Friday in federal court seeking to nullify a state law that closed down the plant.

The law, signed Thursday by Gov. Rod Blagojevich, prohibits the import, export, possession and slaughter of horses intended for human consumption.

for the rest:,1,5583553.story

I was reminded that foreign owned companies do, actually, have more rights than US States do these days. They may just win. WE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT NOW NEED THE FEDERAL BAN!!! Please keep working on this folks!

crossposted widely, deal with it and please do the same
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