California Proposition 6, Prohibition on Slaughter of Horses for Human Consumption (1998)
California Proposition 6, also called the Prohibition on Slaughter of Horses and Sale of Horsemeat for Human Consumption Initiative, was on the November 7, 1998 election ballot in California. It passed, with 59.4% of voters in favor.
Text of the proposal
The language that appeared on the ballot:
Makes possession, transfer, or receipt of horses for slaughter for human consumption a felony. Makes sale of horsemeat for human consumption a misdemeanor.