Horse advocates want fines on NM slaughterhouse

Horses tagged by the USDA for slaughter for human consumption.

Cross-posted from the Alamogordo Daily News VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAS CRUCES, N.M. — A Colorado-based horse advocacy group says a New Mexico company seeking to become the nation's first slaughterhouse for horses since 2007 should face fines for violating laws on waste disposal. The Albuquerque Journal reports ( that the state Environment Department received… Continue reading Horse advocates want fines on NM slaughterhouse

When Horse Slaughter Comes to Town: Environmental Impact

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Noxious drugs are not only present in the meat intended for human consumption overseas but also in the waste water and sludge produced during processing. MARCH 2012 | by JANE ALLIN and VIVIAN GRANT HISTORICALLY, the negative environmental impact of horse slaughter plants has been well documented. In 2007, all three of the foreign owned… Continue reading When Horse Slaughter Comes to Town: Environmental Impact