USDA is considering opening a horse meat slaughter plant in New MexicoSubmitted by ralph hornsby on Fri, 03/01/2013 - 20:21
This means they will probably start slaughtering all the wild mustangs they have been killing in Nevada and other states....and the Indian ponies.
The United States Department of Agriculture is likely to approve a horse slaughtering plant in New Mexico in the next two months, which would allow equine meat suitable for human consumption to be produced in the United States for the first time since 2007.
The plant, in Roswell, N.M., is owned by Valley Meat Company, which sued the U.S.D.A. and its Food Safety and Inspection Service last fall over the lack of inspection services for horses going to slaughter. Horse meat cannot be processed for human consumption in the United States without inspection by the U.S.D.A., so horses destined for that purpose have been shipped to places like Mexico and Canada for slaughter.