Defunding language approved on a voice vote.
Crucial clause left out in tight vote, but fight not over.
Steps to stop drug residues entering food chain flawed, says charity.
Series provides an informational overview of the horse slaughter industry.
Authorities allege 4700 horses illegally entered food chain.
Legislation would prevent export of US horses for slaughter.
“No effective enforcement at our ports,” says Greg Barker.
Slowdown not as great as anticipated.
“Who could do that to animals?” owner asks.
Ban “a fantastic card to play in the politics of Washington …”.
Legislation signed by US president continues defunding of meat inspections.
How will the EU Mexico ban affect the trade in US horses?
Ongoing concerns around traceability spark ban from March 1.
Firm says it is a victim of long delays and “predatory ligitation”.
Strict controls of last four years not well enforced – advocacy group.
European Commission describes results as encouraging.