Tiny Missouri community welcomes horse slaughterhouse
A horse slaughtering plant that was rejected by one Missouri community was welcomed by another whose economy was devastated when a beef packing plant was closed over a year ago.
Residents of tiny Rockville expressed delight that their community about 100 miles south of Kansas City could soon be home to the first slaughterhouse for horses to operate in the U.S. since 2007. Nearly half of the town’s 150 residents packed a City Council meeting Wednesday in support of the proposed plant and the more than 50 jobs it could bring.
“The town is all for it,” Rockville Mayor Dave Moore told the Kansas City Star. “I think it’s great.”