Last Proposed Horse Slaughter Plant Claims Unfair Treatment: Withdraws Application

Straight from the Horse's Heart

Source: the Equine Welfare Alliance

“In reality, the plant faced strong opposition from the state level all the way to the Obama administration…”

Rick De Los Santos' plan to butcher companion, American horses was in itself, axed. Rick De Los Santos’ plan to butcher companion, American horses was in itself, axed.

CHICAGO, (EWA) – Following an extended legal battle, Blair Dunn, the attorney for the Valley Meats slaughter plant in Roswell, New Mexico, today submitted a letter to the state Environmental Department withdrawing the plant’s application for a permit to operate a waste water discharge lagoon. The action would appear to mark the end of plans to reopen the former cattle slaughterhouse to slaughter horses, and takes place only a week before the final report of the hearing officer was to be released.

The plan to reopen the cattle plant as a horse slaughter plant had begun in 2011, following congressional reinstatement of USDA funding for required antemortem inspections. However, since the hearing…

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