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The Potential Impact of a Proposed Ban on the Sale of U.S. Horses for Slaughter and Human Consumption

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  • North, Michael S.
  • Bailey, DeeVon
  • Ward, Ruby A.

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Both federal and state governments in the United States are being asked to enact laws that would make slaughtering of horses for human consumption illegal. In the past, the United States was one of the principal exporters of horsemeat to Europe. This paper examines the impacts of a proposed ban on the U.S. horse industry and the U.S. export market for horsemeat. Findings indicate a loss of approximately $300 per horse in the United States as a result of such a ban. The supply of U.S. exported horsemeat has declined during the past decade. The results suggest that the most significant factors influencing this decline are lower real prices and competing imports.

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  • North, Michael S. & Bailey, DeeVon & Ward, Ruby A., 2005. "The Potential Impact of a Proposed Ban on the Sale of U.S. Horses for Slaughter and Human Consumption," Journal of Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics Association of Georgia, vol. 23(1).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:jloagb:59608
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