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Horses could soon be slaughtered for meat in US. TULSA, Okla.

Horses could soon be slaughtered for meat in US

(AP) — 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. It did not, however, allocate any new money to pay for horse meat inspections, which opponents claim could cost taxpayers $3 million to $5 million a year.

The U.S. The USDA issued a statement Tuesday saying there are no slaughterhouses in the U.S. that butcher horses for human consumption now, but if one were to open, it would conduct inspections to make sure federal laws were being followed. Sen. But U.S. The Greatest Overreaction on YouTube Since Double Rainbow. Husband Combs Florida Landfill to Find Wife's Engagement Ring. Anna McGuinn really loves her custom-made engagement ring – and it’s even more precious now that her husband, Brian McGuinn, combed through tons of disgusting garbage to retrieve it after accidentally tossing it in the trash.

Husband Combs Florida Landfill to Find Wife's Engagement Ring

The ring saga played out on Halloween, when McGuinn, 31, of Margate, Fla., went to her jewelry box to look for her $10,000 diamond. She had handed it to her husband the night before when she was about to shower and asked him to put it in the box. But the ring wasn’t there. Brian McGuinn, 34, soon realized he must have thrown it away along with a disposable razor his wife had handed him at the same time. And the trash had already been picked up that morning. Watch an incredible hockey wedding, including matrimonial faceoff - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog. On the day of her wedding to Drew Burant, Brit Wong faced the traditional stresses and strains for a bride: Nerves about the ceremony, concern for the comfort of their guests and whether her dress was cut high enough so as not to get sliced up by her ice skates.

Watch an incredible hockey wedding, including matrimonial faceoff - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog

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The true cost of motherhood for women on Shine

The Pill Makes Women Pick Bad Mates. Birth-control pills could screw up a woman's ability to sniff out a compatible mate, a new study finds.

The Pill Makes Women Pick Bad Mates

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10 Beauty Moves Guys Find Sexy - Love + Sex on Shine

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He Instinctively Wants to Protect Her You are, at the very least, thinking about boning his little girl, planning for it, and trying to make it happen as soon as humanly possible.

6 Scientific Reasons Your Girlfriend's Father Hates You

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15 Secrets Your Waiter Will Never Tell You - Manage Your Life on Shine

Well, for starters, when to go out, what not to order, what really happens behind the kitchen's swinging doors, and what they think of you and your tips. Most Outrageously Expensive Pets - Manage Your Life on Shine. By Jill Weinberger,

Most Outrageously Expensive Pets - Manage Your Life on Shine

Pit bulls’ surprising past: Nanny dogs. Try to quickly summon an image of good-with-small-children dog, and chances are you'll picture something adorably Benji-shaggy. Or maybe a sweetie-pie golden retriever, or a loveball of a lab. It's not likely, at least not in today's perception of the breed, that an American pit bull terrier leaps to mind.

But not so long ago, pit bulls were brought in as "nanny dogs," the trusted caretaker pups to watch over kids. Vintage photographs recently posted on a personal blog show off the breed as babysitter. Not Quite Genius Part 1 [40 Pics] Simon who? The story behind a playground favorite - Video Games Blog Plugged In. Was Cicero the original Simon?

Simon who? The story behind a playground favorite - Video Games Blog Plugged In

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Rodgers, the MVP of the game in which his team beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-25, told radio station 540 ESPN Milwaukee this week that he was well aware that singer Christina Aguilera butchered the national anthem by omitting a line. Animal Legal Defense Fund Sues for Truck Stop Tiger's Freedom. How to Make “Engagement Chicken” - Food on Shine. Time Inc. 10 Super Cool Family Tech Finds of 2010: Strollometer, gyroscopic training wheel, plus more! Let’s just say, this year, these Moms and Dads won’t be taking home any parenting awards. Britney Spears. Texan Declared Innocent After 30 Years in Prison. How to Read Faces - What is your body language saying? on Shine. How to Read Faces-Brushing Hair Off Your Face This movement, a combination of nerves and flirtation, helps call attention to and frame your feminine assets (think face and neck).

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