New Mexico Succeed In Fight To End Horse Slaughter
The order made by the state district judge in Santa FE has abolished plans in New Mexico for the slaughter of horses for human consumption. Front Range Equine Rescue and the state sued Valley Meat Company in 2013 over its plan to convert its cattle processing to butchering horses and sell the meat abroad.
An animal rights lawyer, who represented Front Range Equine Rescue, stated the order will block horse meat production in the state. "The parties agreed to end the case because Valley Meat agreed to a permanent order from the court which prohibits it from ever slaughtering horses or even being involved in the production of horse meat again,".
Wagman said the New Mexico Attorney General's office and Front Range Equine Rescue managed to argue that this operation would breach the state's environmental and food-safety laws and the plans should be stopped in their tracks
"The horse-meat issue has been a big controversy and New Mexico has very much the battleground because Valley Meat has been so vocal about it," "So I think it's a very important day for those of us who oppose horse slaughter." Stated Wagman.
Here at Horseclicks we are pleased to see the end of these ludicrous plans and hope that we see the back of any other similar schemes like this in the future. For more news and stories like this, stay up to date on our news section and follow our Facebook page.