New Mexico meat company sues feds claiming inaction and delays in horse slaughter plant opening

Oh-I have LOTS of thoughts on this…..Most of which I’m not allowed to print, or I’ll lose my WP privileges. But here is one I AM allowed to post! MAYBE, the FDA could STOP ALLOWING THE PRODUCTION OF PREMARIN!!!! Tell these dry women to use Vaseline and try Black Kohosh

Tuesday's Horse

Associated Press Report

WRITTEN BY JERI CLAUSING

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A New Mexico meat company that wants to resume domestic horse slaughter for food is suing the federal government, alleging inaction on its application was driven by emotional political debates and has cost it hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Valley Meat Co. is seeking to force the U.S. Department of Agriculture to resume inspections necessary to open what would be the nation’s first new horse slaughterhouse in more than five years.

The company and its owner, Rick de los Santos, have also sued the Humane Society of the United States, Front Range Equine Rescue, and Animal Protection of New Mexico, accusing the organizations of defamation during a yearlong dispute that has reignited debate over the humane treatment of horses and how best to control the nation’s exploding equine population.

Perhaps the most divisive question is whether the noble, iconic animals…

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