As a result of a federal judge's ruling that put a temporary ban on horse slaughter, an Iowa company is dropping its plans to proceed with slaughtering horses at its facility.
According to a report in Tulsa World, Keaton Walker, president of Responsible Transportation – one of two companies that had secured federal permits for horse slaughter – said that his company couldn't afford to wait on further court proceedings. The company will instead focus on cattle processing.
“We just can't sit with our heads down,” Walker said. “We have to get back to work. Our main focus now is going to be beef.”
Officials with Valley Meat Co. in Roswell, N.M., which is the other company with a federal permit, indicated that they would “stay the course”, and continue to convert its processing plant into one that could slaughter horses.
Read more at Tulsa World
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