missouri horse slaughter plant

Two Years Later, Judge Rules in Favor of Slaugherhouses

After a lengthy legal battle, a federal judge cleared the way for horse slaughter to resume in the United States with a ruling on Friday. U.S. District Judge Christina Armijo threw out a lawsuit brought by The Humane Society of the United States and a group of other animal rights groups, which had sued the […]

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Missouri Business Plans to Open ‘Humane’ Horse Slaughter Facility

Rains Natural Meats, a Missouri-based “family operation” has plans to begin slaughtering horses in a humane fashion, according to a report by Asbury Park Press. David Rains, vice president of the plant, which formerly processed antibiotic- and hormone0free beef and pork, said that he has been working closely with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to […]

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Missouri: Proposed horse slaughterhouse mired in lawsuits, fraud claims

The residents of the small Missouri town of Rockville were confident that their struggling community would be the first in the nation to open a horse slaughter facility since the federal government lifted the ban late last year. Regardless of the controversy surrounding it, Rockville residents looked forward to the much-needed jobs that would be […]

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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 […]

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Horse slaughter promoter alleges death threats to YMCA director

Mountain Grove, MO (EWA) – A bizarre chain of events has followed the contentious meeting of the Mountain Grove City Council on March 6th concerning the Unified Equine proposal to build a horse slaughter plant near the town. Unified Equine CEO Sue Wallis claimed that the project would be a 50% partnership with Belgian company […]

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News media barred from Missouri horse slaughter plant meeting

A meeting set for Monday at 3:00 p.m. by horse slaughter operation advocates in Mountain Grove, MO, will be closed to news media, according to News-Leader.com. An online announcement from the property owner, Wright County Livestock Auction, said the meeting would be open to community members, but “protests and disruptions will not be allowed.” The […]

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