U.S. federal appeals court halts horse slaughter

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The Associated Press reports:

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday temporarily halted plans by companies in two U.S. states to begin slaughtering horses, continuing on-again, off-again efforts to resume domestic equine slaughter two years after Congress lifted a ban on the practice.

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver issued a temporary injunction barring the Department of Agriculture from inspecting the plants in New Mexico and Missouri, which were gearing up to open in the coming days after a federal judge in Albuquerque on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by The Humane Society of the United States. The Humane Society and other animal protection groups alleged the department had failed to conduct proper environmental studies when it issued permits to the slaughterhouses.

The Humane Society filed an immediate appeal and won an emergency injunction.

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One thought on “U.S. federal appeals court halts horse slaughter”

  1. It seems as if these stories are reaching more coverage. Heck, I even saw this story on Fox News’ website! Anyways, the anti-slaughter individuals have been fighting long and hard to prevent this from returning to US soil. I’m impressed by their unwaning zeal and efforts. :D

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