Judge blocks planned horse slaughter at 2 plants

Judge blocks planned horse slaughter at 2 plants

Posted: Aug 02, 2013 4:14 AM EDTUpdated: Aug 02, 2013 7:15 PM EDT

Associated Press

Smiling 2ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A federal judge on Friday temporarily halted plans by companies in New Mexico and Iowa to start slaughtering horses next week.

U.S. District Judge Christina Armijo issued a restraining order in a lawsuit brought by The Humane Society of the United States and other groups in case that has sparked an emotional national debate about how best to deal with the tens of thousands of unwanted and abandoned horses across the country.

Armijo issued a restraining order and scheduled another hearing for Monday in the lawsuit. The move stops what would have been the resumption of horse slaughters for the first time in seven years in the U.S.

Plaintiffs’ lawyer Bruce Wagman, said his clients were overjoyed with the ruling and “were extremely distressed that horse slaughter was going to start up again in America.

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  1. The news certainly is a great reason for celebration however from a Canadian perspective, it is a victory for Canada’s horse slaughter houses so let’s not jump for joy until the SAFE ACT is passed and in effect in the USA and we need to support and Campaign with all our might.

  2. Dennis Davey · ·

    Most encouraging news to hear in some time. As a Canadian who is totally ashamed of Canadas Conservative Govt. who supports this barbaric and corrupt industry in opposition to a MAJORITY of the Canadian PUBLIC, thankyou for filing an injunction to stop those who would profit at the expense of an unspeakable and inhumane death of these NON FOOD ANIMALS.

  3. Debbie · ·

    Is this not just the best news ever!!!!!! YEEHAAAAAAAa, we still have a ways to go but this is a HUGE VICTORY 🙂 HUGE

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