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PETA Breaks Ranks with Activists on Horse Slaughter Issue

Congress recently cleared the way for the resumption of horse slaughter in the United States after a report by the General Accounting Office revealed that their earlier actions actually harmed the welfare of horses. (See prior FHL news item on this subject.)

While most animal rights activists have expressed opposition to Congress’s turn-about, PETA, strangely, did not. PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk now finds herself agreeing with many horseman by stating publicly that Congress never should have ended horse slaughter to begin with. She acknowledges that the amount of suffering caused by the ban exceeded the amount of suffering it was supposed to stop.

Strange bedfellows, indeed.

Read more in the Christian Science Monitor.

Posted December 1, 2011