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New Mexico Meat Company Sues USDA, HSUS, Others Over Stalled Plan for Horse Slaughterhouse in State | ABC News

New Mexico Meat Company Sues USDA, HSUS, Others Over Stalled Plan for Horse Slaughterhouse in State | ABC News | The Jurga Report: Horse Health, Welfare, and Care | Scoop.it

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.


@FranJurga writes: Along with the USDA, Valley Meat is also suing several equine welfare advocacy organizations for defamation. New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez originally had vowed to fight the plan for a horse slaughterhouse in her state.


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Photo finish: Suffolk Downs trainer raced in to save his former horse from slaughterhouse (with a little help from his friends)

Photo finish: Suffolk Downs trainer raced in to save his former horse from slaughterhouse (with a little help from his friends) | The Jurga Report: Horse Health, Welfare, and Care | Scoop.it

When Suffolk Downs trainer John Botty found out that Our Revival could wind up as dinner on somebody’s plate, he felt as if he had been punched in the stomach.


“Oh my God,” he says of the possibility of his former racehorse being sent to a Mexican slaughterhouse. “It would be like losing a family member.”


And so begins this great story!


@FranJurga writes: Make this your feel-good story of the day. Well-written, dramatic and--best of all--true! Old Friends does it again and proves that the power of storyteller is necessary for every good cause, and that great storytelling can make a story that we've all heard so many times before sound fresh and compelling.


Click on the headline at the top or on the photo to go to the story in today's Boston Globe. 


Read lots more about horse health and welfare on THE JURGA REPORT, a blog for Equus Magazine on www.Equisearch.com  Short cut url for the blog: www.thejurgareport.com




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