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What Happens to Horses as Slaughterhouse Closes?

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What Happens to Horses as Slaughterhouse Closes?

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What Happens to Horses as Slaughterhouse Closes?

What Happens to Horses as Slaughterhouse Closes?

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DeKalb, Ill., 60 miles west of Chicago, was home to the only plant in the nation that slaughtered horses for human consumption. But Illinois lawmakers banned the practice earlier this year, and after an extended legal battle, the slaughterhouse has been forced to shut down.

Some horse owners worry that the law might have made things worse for them.

Tony Arnold reports from member station WNIJ.

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