According to a story over at the Huffington Post, Congress has lifted the ban on the butchering of horses for human consumption. Now we can expect to see many more fighter in the UFC pack on 50 pounds of muscle and move to compete in the heavyweight division. Looking at you Jon Jones!
Here's the some from the article:
Horse Meat Inspection Ban Lifted In The U.S.
TULSA, Okla. -- Horses could soon be butchered in the U.S. for human consumption after Congress quietly lifted a 5-year-old ban on funding horse meat inspections, and activists say slaughterhouses could be up and running in as little as a month.
Slaughter opponents pushed a measure cutting off funding for horse meat inspections through Congress in 2006 after other efforts to pass outright bans on horse slaughter failed in previous years. Congress lifted the ban in a spending bill President Barack Obama signed into law Nov. 18 to keep the government afloat until mid-December.