By Marianne Goodland
Legislative reporter 

Senator Lewis abandons agreement


March 22, 2023

A bill to ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption, which hasn't been available in the United States since 2007, fell by the wayside in the State Senate this week when the bill's Democratic sponsor reneged on an agreement with Democrats on the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.

Senator Sonya Jaquez Lewis, of Longmont, agreed to an amendment on Senate Bill 38 when it was in committee, to rewrite the bill to change it from a ban on horse slaughter to put more restrictions on how horses are transported when they're headed to Mexico or Canada for slaughter.

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