A state district judge in New Mexico signed the order that finalizes a settlement preventing horse slaughter on Friday, according to the Associated Press. The settlement was reached between the state attorney general's office, animal advocates, Valley Meat Co. and other related businesses.
Bruce Wagman, attorney for Front Range Equine Rescue, said that the order will effectively end any chance of a horse slaughter plant opening in the state of New Mexico.
Valley Meat owns a cattle processing plant in the state, and was exploring the opportunity to convert it to slaughtering horses when the state's initial lawsuit was filed in 2013.
Read more at KRQE News 13.
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