Oklahoma state House Rep. Skye McNiel, R-Bristow, receives threats for horse slaughter bill HB 1999

BRISTOW, Okla. - An Oklahoma House representative who authored a bill enabling the slaughtering of horses in the state has been receiving death threats, according to investigators.

The Oklahoma State Department of Investigation confirmed its agents have been looking into allegations of threats against Rep. Skye McNiel, R-Bristow. 

McNiel's bill, House Bill 1999, passed a significant hurdle Tuesday with its approval in the state Senate. The legislation now moves to the desk of Okla. Gov. Mary Fallin, who is "inclined" to sign it, according to the Associated Press.

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Both supporters and opposers of the bill have been vocal since its inception, but Wednesday marked the first time the threats were made public. 

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OSBI agents say they have been investigating multiple threats involving phone, mail and social media for more than a week.

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