ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico Attorney General Gary King, who has been a vocal opponent of plans by a southeastern New Mexico company to resume domestic horse slaughter, says state law could prohibit the operation.
In an opinion issued Monday, King says the slaughter of horses with certain drugs in their system would be a violation of the state’s adulterated food act. Those drugs, he says, would include an anti-inflammatory commonly found in racehorses, and medications used to treat bacterial, parasitic and viral infections.
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