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Posted: Monday, June 10, 2013 8:00 pm | Updated: 11:51 pm, Mon Jun 10, 2013.

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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  • Isaac Daniels posted at 12:18 pm on Tue, Jun 11, 2013.

    Isaac Daniels Posts: 37

    Valley Meat Co owners are working hard at opening the Horse slaughter house; there is something just not right with this situation! Anyone with right minds wouldn't even think of pursuing such ambition! I hope the Attorney general will pry out their hidden agendas!

     
  • Mike Palaima posted at 7:02 am on Tue, Jun 11, 2013.

    pressman Posts: 24

    Who in their right mind, wants to slaughter and eat horses, if we do not have to for sustenance? How many horses are there to slaughter? What a barbaric end for fellow travelers who share our lives and space and are loyal and willing companions for the most part. At some point, slaughter house is going to run out of horses, so it seems like a get rich quick scheme to me, providing little benefit to the community, except in terms of low paying, temporary jobs.

     
  • ChristineMtz posted at 5:54 am on Tue, Jun 11, 2013.

    ChristineMtz Posts: 54

    Amazing that the AG can weigh in on animals but not people! If only Same Sex Couples could be given the same rights!

     
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