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Andy Harris

U.S. should nix horse meat sales

As constituents of 1st Congressional District of Maryland, our local congressman, Rep. Andy Harris, is a member of the House Appropriations Committee. This committee is responsible for voting on the funding limitation amendment each year as part of the agriculture appropriation bill. This amendment prevents the inhumane slaughter of horses for their meat and selling it for human consumption overseas. Its language has consistently been implemented over the past decade — until last year. 

Horse meat is dangerous to public health, as American horses are given numerous medications and toxic substances that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expressly forbids in animals intended for...

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