Content tagged with "Valley Meat Co."

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US President’s Budget Will Not Fund Slaughter

Earlier this year, it was reported that the United States Congress would withhold federal funding for horse slaughter plant inspections in 2014. It has now been announced that president Barack Obama has extended the funding freeze until September 2015. This…

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US Slaughter Court Battle Rages On

In another twist in the US horse slaughter saga, the owners of Valley Meat Co. in New Mexico, a would-be slaughterhouse with plans to open this month, have filed a motion to sue State Attorney General Gary King. Valley Meat…

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US Horse Slaughter Update

Following a two-hour hearing on Friday, January 3rd, a temporary restraining order to block the opening of Valley Meat Co. has been extended for an additional 10 days. The New Mexico slaughterhouse, owned by Rick De Los Santos, was slated…

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Yet Another Attempt to Stop Horse Slaughter in the US

A New Mexico prosecutor, Attorney General Gary King, has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to prevent Valley Meat Co. from opening its horse slaughter plant on January 1, 2014. The plant’s owner, Rick De Los Santos, says his company…

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US Federal Court Issues Injunction to Prevent Horse Slaughter Inspections

A US federal appeals court issued a temporary injunction on November 4th preventing the US Department of Agriculture(USDA) from conducting inspections at would be horse slaughter facilities in New Mexico, Iowa and Missouri. The decision was made by the 10th…

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US Horse Slaughter Plants Update

US animal rights groups will have to post a nearly $500,000 bond if they want to continue their court battle against horse slaughter. On August 8th, a New Mexico judge ordered the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and…

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US Horse Slaughter Plants Face Roadblocks in Reopening

On August 2nd, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and other horse protection groups achieved a minor victory in their battle to prevent the reopening of horse slaughter plants in the US by obtaining a restraining order against…

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USDA Green Lights New Mexico Slaughter Plant

It was announced on June 28th, that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted an application by New Mexico’s Valley Meat Co. to convert its beef processing plant into a horse slaughter house. In doing so, the company will become…

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