Judge blocks planned horse slaughter at 2 plants
Posted: Aug 02, 2013 4:14 AM EDTUpdated: Aug 02, 2013 7:15 PM EDT
By JERI CLAUSING
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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