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 move makes it illegal for companies to slaughter, process and sell horse meat in the […]
Valley Meat Co.
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 to begin operations in the next two weeks. However, State District Judge Matthew Wilson has […]
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 U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Colorado, after a lawsuit filed by the Humane […]
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 other horse protection groups to pay the bond to cover economic losses in the event […]