The Pryor Times

March 27, 2013

Rep. comments on horse slaughter bill


The Pryor Times

PRYOR, OK — State Rep. Skye McNiel issued the following statement in response to the passage Tuesday of House Bill 1999 in the Senate, where it received approval by a vote of 32-14:

“I am very pleased with the support of my colleagues in the Oklahoma Senate. I have said repeatedly that when all the facts regarding this issue are on the table and our lawmakers are educated on this issue, they will find that this bill is a much more humane way to treat these animals, to manage the population and to control the neglect that we are seeing when irresponsible owners decide they can no longer take care of their horses. The fact is, 46 other states currently do not ban this practice. We have a broad, bipartisan level of support for this bill, especially among rural Oklahomans who see this problem up close.”