APNewsBreak: Iowa plant drops horse-slaughter plan

Source: United States News
Originally published: Aug 13, 2013 – 2:53 pm

Smiling 2ALBUQURQUE, N.M. (AP) – An Iowa company is dropping plans to slaughter horses in the wake of a federal judge’s ruling that temporarily banned the practice as part of a lawsuit filed by animal welfare groups, a company executive said Tuesday.

Responsible Transportation, which owns a slaughterhouse in Sigourney, Iowa, was among two companies that had secured federal permits for horse slaughter. But the Iowa company’s president, Keaton Walker, told The Associated Press that his firm cannot afford to wait for more court deliberations and was turning its focus to cattle.

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One comment

  1. Dennis Davey · ·

    Perhaps Mr. Keaton Walker focus should have been Cattle in the first place.

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