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Judge in New Mexico Clears Way to Slaughter Horses for Meat, But Local Lawyer Says Missouri Packing Plant Still Blocked

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A lawyer for a meat-packing plant in northwestern Missouri says it can begin slaughtering horses on Monday, but another lawyer who opposes the operation says restrictions in its wastewater permit prohibit horse-meat processing.

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Judith E (402)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 7:31 am
Some hope for those of us fighting against horse slaughterhouses in the US.

“The permit is clear,” Jeffery said. “They can process anything but equine, and they can’t produce any wastewater from equine. If Missouri says you can’t produce waste from horses, how can you produce waste from horses?”

Bruce Wagman, lawyer for the Humane Society of the United States, said a similar wastewater restriction in New Mexico would prohibit the plant in Roswell, N.M., from opening as well. Wagman said he had filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver to overturn Friday’s ruling.

“We are hopeful that the Court of Appeals will reverse the decision and uphold the law and protect America’s horses,” he said in a statement Friday.

Two previous efforts in Missouri to resume the slaughtering of horses fell through in the past two years as backers declined to battle public opposition.

Roseann d (178)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 7:41 am
Why are my tax dollars going to fund a USDA meat inspector for this when they've been cut under sequestration? If they have meat inspectors to spare, why aren't they back to safeguarding US food safety instead of an industry of no benefit to Americans or the use of our tax dollars???

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 10:20 am
Disgusting and a bloody shame. I can only hope the people consuming horse meat become seriously ill. Thx Judy

kate K (481)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 10:39 am

Elisa F (235)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 10:33 am
N&S. This is So WRONG!!! Thanks, Judy.

Ruth C (87)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 1:15 pm
I hope that when they eat the Horse Flesh they choke on it!

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 3:18 pm
noted this is sooooooooo wrong !!!!!!!! WHY THIS HAVE TO HAPPEN HERE OR ANY WHERE????????

paula eaton (30)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 4:30 pm
Thank you Judy. The governor in Missouri is not exactly animal friendly. I shudder to think about slaughtering equines. Sadly the issue of horse slaughter is not covered by the media in Missouri, if people knew and spoke out against the cruel murdering of horses the slaughter houses would never open.

Sarah G (109)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 5:09 pm
This just sickens me. excellent comments from everyone here

Suzanne L (99)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 9:43 pm
The slaughter of horses for meat is wrong.

Leslene Dunn (84)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 11:55 pm
Take this barbaric piece of rubbish and slaughter him, along with all those who have a part in this despicable act.

Inge Bjorkman (202)
Monday November 4, 2013, 12:30 am
What is it for people who choose to become butchers to the profession?


. (0)
Monday November 4, 2013, 1:58 am
Il faut vraiment que les gens prennent enfin conscience que leurs choix en alimentation est la cause de toute cette misère animale.

Danuta W (1250)
Monday November 4, 2013, 2:17 am
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