The State of the Horse Industry Since the Closing of the Horse Harvesting Facilities

By  Dr. Patricia Evans—Utah State.

In September of 2007 the last horse processing plant in the United States closed its doors. This came about due to pressure from animal rights groups opposing horse harvesting. A state law was passed that forced the Dekalb, Illinois, plant to close and this ruling was upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

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