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E Pluribus Equine

Having solved all other problems on their agenda, the House voted bravely last week (263-146) to ban the slaughter of horses for meat. It was not immediately clear why horses exist on a more exalted plane than, say, cows and pigs, or why the assumed preferences of U.S. consumers should keep farmers from exporting meat to Europe and Japan, where it's very much in demand.