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New Mexico: Judge Orders Ban on Horse Slaughter to Remain – For Now

A meat processing plant that has fought for two years to reopen as a horse slaughterhouse will have to continue to wait as a state judge weighs arguments in the case. The Albuquerque Journal reports that District Judge Matthew J. Wilson of Santa Fe kept a temporary ban in place that will keep the Valley […]

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Slaughterhouse Sues New Mexico Officials for Slander

Valley Meat Company, the business that has been fighting to begin slaughtering horses in New Mexico, announced this week that it will sue New Mexico Attorney General Gary King for slander, harassment, conspiracy, and abuse of process. Blair Dunn, attorney for the company, submitted letters to the state’s risk management department citing his intentions. Dunn […]

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Delays Continue For New Mexico Slaughterhouse

A judge in Santa Fe, N.M. has extended the temporary restraining order that halts the opening of Valley Meat Company, according to an Associated Press report. State District Judge Matthew Wilson heard arguments from the company and New Mexico Attorney General Gary King on Friday, and elected to extend the restraining order 10 days. A […]

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New Mexico: Judge Halts Planned Jan. 1 Opening of Horse Slaughterhouse

A district judge in New Mexico has issued a temporary restraining order which prevents a planned horse slaughterhouse from opening this week before a hearing that is scheduled for Jan. 3. The Albuquerque Journal reports that Judge Matthew Wilson issued the order Monday, stating that Valley Meat Co. must “show cause for why the temporary […]

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New Mexico Attorney General Sues to Halt Horse Slaughter

New Mexico Attorney General Gary King filed suit on Thursday to block the anticipated opening of a horse slaughter plant in the state in less than two weeks. The move concerns both the principle of slaughtering horses as well as concerns about food safety and impact of the business on water quality. Attorney Blair Dunn […]

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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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Navajo Nation to End Wild Horse Roundups for Slaughter

After meeting with former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, the Navajo Nation has agreed to no longer conduct wild horse roundups. The tribe also has reversed its previous support of domestic horse slaughter. According to the Daily Times/Four Corners News, the former governor met with Ben Shelly, President of the Navajo Nation, last weekend to […]

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Plaintiffs Post $500K Bond in Horse Slaughter Case

Animal welfare groups that are fighting to keep horse slaughterhouses closed in the U.S. have posted a $500,000 bond that a federal judge ordered last week in order to keep a temporary ban on the facilities in place. Late last week, U.S. Magistrate Robert Scott ordered that the Humane Society of the United States and […]

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Judge Orders Nearly $500,000 Bond From Charities in Slaughter Suit

U.S. Magistrate Robert Scott ordered The Humane Society of the United States and a collection of other rescue groups to pony up just under $500,000 in bond on Thursday to continue their suit against two slaughterhouses. The money is to compensate the slaughterhouses, based in New Mexico and Iowa, for their losses over the next […]

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Federal Judge Issues Restraining Order to Halt Opening of Horse Slaughter Plants

U.S. District Judge Christina Armijo issued a restraining order Friday that temporarily halts two companies from beginning to slaughter horses next week. The Des Moines Register reports that Armijo issued a restraining order in the lawsuit brought forward by the Humane Society of the United States and several other groups that contend the Department of […]

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