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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 9:43 pm | Updated: 11:30 pm, Tue Jan 14, 2014.

ALBUQUERQUE — State and federal lawsuits that have repeatedly delayed the opening of horse slaughterhouses in New Mexico and Missouri could be moot if the budget bill up for a vote in Congress this week passes without changes.

The spending bill released Monday night would effectively reinstate a federal ban on horse slaughter by cutting funding for inspections at equine facilities.

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  • D K posted at 10:59 pm on Thu, Jan 16, 2014.

    dk Posts: 15

    Blair Dunn keeps putting out mis-information that animal rights groups are against horse slaughter. 80% of Americans in the U.S. are against horse slaughter. My family has been in farming since the mid-1800's, and all of us are against horse slaughter. Horse are classified as non-food companion animals by the FDA. I hope now Dunn can let this rest and move on.

     
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