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Aide: Fallin 'Inclined' To Sign Slaughter Bill

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A spokesman for Gov. Mary Fallin says the governor is "inclined" to sign a bill heading to her desk that would pave the way for a horse slaughtering facility in Oklahoma.

Fallin spokesman Aaron Cooper said the governor would still have to review the bill that was approved in the Senate Tuesday on a 32-14 vote.

Both the House and Senate have passed bills this session that would end Oklahoma's 50-year ban on the slaughtering of horses for human consumption. The sale of horses for human consumption in Oklahoma still would be prohibited under the bill, but the meat could be exported.

Animal rights groups have fiercely opposed both measures, but the bills have been supported by Republicans and rural Democrats in both chambers.

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