AUSTIN (AP) - Shipping horse meat through Texas that's destined
for diners elsewhere is illegal.
That's according to an opinion issued this week by Texas
Attorney General Greg Abbott.
Texas already bans sale or possession of horse meat for human
consumption. Abbott said the prohibition also extends to
transporting horse meat that would be eaten by people.
Horse meat from Mexico had been shipped from Dallas-Fort Worth
International Airport until last year. The Tarrant County District
Attorney's Office says it tried to stop the shipments.
The nation's last horse slaughter plants were closed following
court rulings last year.
But thousands of American horses have been sent to
slaughterhouses in Mexico and Canada since then.
Information from: San Antonio Express-News,
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