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2012 Tennessee General Assembly
Tue April 17, 2012
Tennessee Horse Slaughter Bill Opposition
Opponents of a bill seeking to attract horse slaughter facilities to Tennessee hope the measure finally meets its demise in the General Assembly. The Senate version of the bill was taken off notice last week, though the sponsor says he will revive the measure if the House approves the companion bill. The lower chamber was scheduled to take up its version of Representative Andy Holt’s bill Monday evening. Holt had earlier delayed consideration of the measure following an attorney general's opinion the measure could be unconstitutional because it would require hefty deposits for anyone seeking to mount a legal challenge. House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner warns the measure could make the state "the horse slaughter capital of the world."