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Horse slaughter debate moves ahead

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: March 28, 2013

From a public relations standpoint, Oklahomans should be hesitant to become the first state to actually revive horse slaughter. Image matters. The economic impact of horse slaughter would be minimal; its effect on the state's reputation could be greater.

So far, this debate has been abstract. It's about to become concrete. Oklahomans must carefully weigh these decisions.

Meantime, we hope lawmakers devote as much effort to addressing truly important issues — like fixing our broken workers' compensation system — as they did on horse slaughter.

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
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