Senate Committee Tries to Alter Colorado Anti-Slaughter Bill

Two amendments were proposed yesterday in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, L.007 and L.008.

They will not be incorporated into the bill unless adopted by the full Senate.

The changes would turn the measure into a livestock transportation bill, according to a report posted this morning by The Colorado Sun.

Slaughtering horses and burros for human consumption would become a crime under the original bill but with the amendments it would only establish tighter regulations when transporting twenty or more horses for slaughter.

Dan Waldvogle, director of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, which represents 17,000 farmers and ranchers in the state, said “Numerous cultures embrace horse consumption and we support their access to culturally relevant products and increasing their food sovereignty.”

You can monitor the status of SB23-038 at this page.

RELATED: Colorado Legislature Considers Bill to Prohibit Slaughter.

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