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Protecting horses

Bill to outlaw horse slaughter draws GOP, Democrat sponsors

Assemblyman James Tedisco, R-Glenville, (left) and state Sen. Kathy Marchione, R-Halfmoon, (right) get a tour of the "Old Friends at Cabin Creek" on Thursday after advocating for a statewide ban against horse slaughter. (photo by David Lombardo)
Assemblyman James Tedisco, R-Glenville, (left) and state Sen. Kathy Marchione, R-Halfmoon, (right) get a tour of the "Old Friends at Cabin Creek" on Thursday after advocating for a statewide ban against horse slaughter. (photo by David Lombardo)
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Local state legislators, thoroughbred industry professionals and equine advocates want New York to protect horses from slaughter in the face of changing attitudes about this practice around the country. Legislation that would impose a statewide ban on slaughtering horses for consumption and penalties for transporting horses out of the state for slaughter was championed Thursday morning by state Sen. Kathy Marchione, R-Halfmoon, and Assemblyman James Tedisco, R-Glenville. They made the case for their bill, which ...


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