On a voice-vote Tuesday, the U.S. Senate approved an amendment barring non-ambulatory livestock from human consumption. The amendment, sponsored by Senator Akaka, D-Hawaii, adds language to the Senate Agriculture Appropriations bill to bar the use of federal funds for inspection or approval of non-ambulatory livestock for human consumption under the Federal Meat Inspection Act. The House Agriculture Appropriations bill does not include any similar restriction, so the issue will need to be resolved in conference. For more information from the American Meat Institute, go to: meatami.com