Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin says yes to legislation authorizing a horse slaughtering facility in Oklahoma.
Opponents of the bill say the measure will expose horses to inhumane treatment and say horses are pets.
Fallin signed the bill Friday that lifts a 50 year old ban on horse slaughtering and ends the prohibition of horse meat processing for export.
46 states not including Oklahoma currently allow horse meat processing. Fallin says abuse is common among horses that are reaching the end of their natural lives and many are abandoned or starve to death.