The last of the U.S. horse slaughter plants - Cavel - closed last year. The plant was located in my state of Illinois. I was never asked to represent anyone in those proceedings, but followed the legal battle just out of interest. Now, the Animal Law Coalition has compiled a survey of equine abuse following Cavel's closure and came up with some unexpected results.
Read more about the study here... (Yes, I realize this is a link to a PR feed, but I still think it is worth a look.)