Goodbye and good riddance to Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, who voted to return horse slaughter to the U.S.

Straight from the Horse's Heart

SOURCE:  Equine Advocates’ facebook

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Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen’s retirement could set off a race for the top spot on the Appropriations Committee.

By Equine Advocates

Goodbye and Good Riddance!

Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen Who Voted to Return Horse Slaughter to the U.S. Will Retire!

In July 2017, the House Appropriations Committee voted to allow horse slaughterhouses to operate in the U.S. In a 27-25 vote, Reps Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) flipped their votes in favor of horse slaughter. Their votes led many to speculate who had gotten to them because neither rep had a record of supporting horse slaughter in the past.

Luckily, the Senate Appropriations Committee disagreed with the House and voted in November to uphold the ban and prevent horse slaughter from returning. Now the matter must come before a Congressional Conference Committee where a final decision will be made.

Frelinghuysen’s own constituents were…

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