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Federal Court Clears Way For Domestic Horse Slaughter

Federal Court Clears Way For Domestic Horse Slaughter

Dec. 13, 2013

Story by the Associated Press; Curated by Oliver Darcy.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court has cleared the way for companies in New Mexico, Missouri and Iowa to resume domestic horse slaughter.

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horseracing (Photo credit: Helgi Halldórsson/Freddi)

In an order Friday, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver removed an emergency injunction that had blocked the plants from opening.

The Humane Society of the United States and other animal protection groups appealed after a federal judge in Albuquerque rejected their lawsuit alleging the Department of Agriculture failed to conduct proper environmental studies when it issued permits for the slaughterhouses.

An attorney for Valley Meat Co. of Roswell, N.M., and Rains Natural Meats of Gallatin, Mo., says by lifting the stay, the appellate court is saying it’s unlikely the protection groups would win their appeal.

via Federal Court Clears Way For Domestic Horse Slaughter | TheBlaze.com.

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