Horse meat may become primary source of food in Oklahoma

Posted at 12:46 PM, Feb 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-16 12:46:15-05

OKLAHOMA, (PIX11)–  Poor people in Oklahoma may soon be allowed to eat their horses.

Lawmakers are considering a law that would allow for horse meat to be processed.

Current Oklahoma law forbids horse processing and the sale of horse meat for human consumption.

Horse processing has not taken place in the U.S. since 2007.

That’s when a number of laws and court decisions shut down the remaining horse processing plants in Illinois and Texas.