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Weekend summit held to protest horse slaughter

CHATHAM, N.Y. – A summit was held to protest America’s horses from being sent to slaughter in Chatham over the weekend.

The two-day event started on Saturday at Equine Advocate’s Sanctuary. 

Joining the event was Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, veteran journalist Jane Velez-Mitchell and John Holland, the President of the Equine Welfare Alliance. 

The leaders discussed way to bring attention to the practice of selling American horses to other countries for food and helping put an end to it. A bill is currently in the hands of congress, which could end the practice. 

Vice President Joe Biden was responsible for the insertion of language to defund horse slaughter in the United States in the 2014 Omnibus Bill signed by President Obama on January 17th.
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