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Animal Rights Groups Lobby Against Horse Slaughter Bill

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  Animal rights groups are visiting with Oklahoma legislators and urging them to oppose a measure that would pave the way for a horse slaughtering facility in Oklahoma.

  About 50 people took part in "Humane Lobby Day" at the Capitol.

  The House and Senate have each overwhelmingly passed bills designed to end Oklahoma's 50-year ban on horse slaughtering.

  Supporters say the measures would help alleviate an increase in the number of abandoned horses and prevent the animals from being shipped to Mexico.

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