US appeals court vacates ban on horse slaughter, allowing plants to open while appeal pending

  • Article by: JERI CLAUSING , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 13, 2013 - 8:10 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A federal appeals court on Friday removed a temporary ban on domestic horse slaughter, clearing the way for companies in New Mexico, Missouri and Iowa to open while an appeal of a lawsuit by animal protection groups proceeds.

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