Colorado Legislature Opens

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Senate Bill 23-038, which is scheduled for a Feb. 2 hearing, would bar horses in Colorado from being slaughtered for human consumption.

LEGE 2023

A state Senate Agriculture & Natural Resources hearing is scheduled for Feb. 2 on a bill that seeks to keep horses in Colorado from being slaughtered for human consumption.

Senate Bill 23-038 is sponsored by state Sen. Sonya Jaquez Lewis, D-Lafayette, and state Rep. Lorena Garcia, a Denver-area Democrat.

BLM horse auction

Crowds take in the adoptable horses at the Mesa County Fairgrounds on Friday, Nov. 5, 2022.