Company targets Missouri town for horse processing plant
A Wyoming company is reportedly looking at a spot near Mountain Grove, Missouri in the Ozarks as a potential site for a horse processing plant. Since federal legislation reopened the doors last November to the possibility of horse slaughter plants in the U.S., Unified Equine has been looking for a location to open a plant.
“We wanted a state that was supportive of our efforts, and the folks in Missouri are 100 percent on board with what we’re trying to do and how we’re trying to do it,” said Sue Wallis, Unified Equine CEO and Wyoming state legislator.
“Oh, I think it would be horrible. People would be moving out,” said Mountain Grove resident Danita McCaig.