Animal lovers gag on horse meat proposal

A proposed law allowing the slaughter of horses for human consumption is proving tough to stomach for some.

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WACH/WPDE) -- A proposed state law in Oklahoma is causing controversy all over the country.

The law would allow the slaughter of horses for human consumption and that's something many American animal lovers can't stomach.

Professional chef Thomas Mullally of Myrtle Beach has eaten and even cooked horse meat, when he was training to be a chef in Switzerland many years ago.

"I found the meat to be very similar," Mullally said. "It was really hard for me to tell whether I was eating horse meat or beef."

If passed, the Oklahoma law would only allow horse meat to be sold for export to foreign markets.

For more on this story, see Joel Allen's report for our Barrington sister station WPDE.