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Grand Opening Of Horse Slaughter Plants Foiled Again – Forbes

6 Nov

Grand Opening Of Horse Slaughter Plants Foiled Again

Contributor Vickery Eckhoff, Forbes, 11/06/2013

The opening of three slaughter facilities looking to butcher horses on U.S. soil hit another roadblock Monday when a federal appeals court issued a temporary injunction prohibiting the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from inspecting horse slaughter plants. The length of the injunction—issued after a request by Front Range Equine Rescue (FRER), the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), and other groups and individuals—was not indicated.

176,000 U.S. horses were sold to slaughter in 2012 through livestock auctions and feedlots like this one in Fallon, NV

Read the rest of the article (which has a history of horse slaughter legislation and discusses Jeri Clausings AP stories with false statements or errors) on FORBES:

Grand Opening Of Horse Slaughter Plants Foiled Again – Forbes

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