31 Jul '13, 11pm

Company to start slaughtering horses next week, despite arson and lawsuit

Shutterstock Hey, horse, did you try to burn down that New Mexico slaughterhouse? A New Mexico slaughterhouse plans to begin killing horses for meat on Monday — despite a looming lawsuit and an apparent arson attack. Refrigeration units at the Valley Meat Co. in Roswell., N.M., lit up in flames on Tuesday. Firefighters extinguished the blaze, but not before five compressors were damaged beyond repair. The company pledged to replace them in time to begin slaughtering horses and chilling their meat on Monday. From Albuquerque’s KOB Eyewitness News 4 : Chaves County Sheriff’s Department said substances that could have been used to start the fire were found on the units and there is reason to believe it was arson. The owners are sure of it. We’re not endorsing arson. But this was the same meatpacking company whose worker shot a horse in the head on camera and said, “All you an...

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