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Slaughterhouse Issued Temporary Injunction After Appeal From Humane Society

Valley Meat Company in Roswell, New Mexico, cannot begin its horse slaughterhouse business, at least for now. A federal appeals court issued a temporary injunction after the Humane Society of the United States appealed an earlier ruling allowing horse slaughterhouses in Arizona's next-door neighbor and in Missouri. Animal rights groups claim the USDA did not adequately consider the environmental impact of the plants. Wayne Pacelle with the Humane Society of the United States says people in the business of selling American horse meat to overseas buyers have a rough road ahead.
These slaughterhouses would be the first to operate in the United States since 2006. Since that time, there are reports of Arizona horses being shipped to Mexico to be slaughtered.

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