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The Humane Society halts opening of horse slaughterhouses in New Mexico and MissouriThe Humane Society halts opening of horse slaughterhouses in New Mexico and Missouri

The Humane Society Halts Opening of Horse Slaughterhouses

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Horse-lovers across the nation can sleep a bit more soundly tonight. As of yesterday, a federal appeals court stopped the plans of two U.S. companies to begin slaughtering horses. Although Congress officially lifted the ban on horse slaughter two years ago, public outcry and health concerns have become huge obstacles to companies wishing to benefit from this practice.

Plans to open horse slaughterhouses in New Mexico and Missouri were first put on hold when The Humane Society and other animal rights groups filed a lawsuit claiming that proper environmental studies had not been conducted before the slaughterhouse permits were issued. A federal judge in Albuquerque dismissed the lawsuit last week, but The Human Society was able to file an immediate appeal and win a temporary injunction.

Wayne Pacelle, The Humane Society President, said “Horse slaughter is a predatory, inhumane business, and we are pleased to win another round in the courts to block killing of these animals on American soil for export to Italy and Japan. Meanwhile, we are redoubling our efforts in Congress to secure a permanent ban on the slaughter of our horses throughout North America.”

Although it is illegal to sell horse meat for consumption within the U.S., horse slaughterhouses, if allowed to being operating, would make huge profits by selling the meat overseas to be used in human and animal food.

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  • terri

    The TRO isTemporary. the Lawyers Better Fight Like It’s Their Own Lives At Stake. If This Nasty, Unscrupulous Business Gets A Start Here, there Will Be No Stopping Them. Now You Know That The Judge Didn’t Want To Make A Ruling (NeEd To Find Out Why. Who Paid Her Off? Who Pressured Her With Her Job?). They Need To Go After It With Both Guns. These Are Lives That Are Being Forfeited For Blood Money.These Are Pets Who Have Been Stolen. These Are Babies Who Will Never Know Love. Horse Slaughter Is On The Same Line As Serial Killing With No Regard For Anything. The SAFE ACT must Be Passed So This Nightmare Will End..

    • Maleficent

      You have great points, but it is very hard to read your post when you capitalize every word.

      • terri

        I’m So Sorry But My Computer Is Down And Something Is Messed Up On This Phone… I TrieD To Fix It To No Avail.

  • dk

    Please ask your U.S. Senators and Representatives to support the Safeguard American Food Exports act, which will ban slaughter in the U.S. and the shipment for slaughter to Canada and Mexico. Safeguard American Food Exports act is S. 541 in the U.S. Senate and H.R. 1094 in the U.S. House of Representatives. This website makes it easy to contact your elected officials: http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml

  • dk

    Please sign the petition to Ban Horse Slaughter in Gallatin, Missouri, and share! Thank you!


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