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Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS):
"Breaking News: We’ve won a temporary but life-saving reprieve for horses in federal court late this afternoon, and it’s good news indeed that the kill boxes in New Mexico and Iowa will be empty of horses in the weeks ahead. We’ll continue to make arguments when the case resumes in a month that these plants cannot legally operate because of inadequate environmental review."
Former Governor Richardson Applauds Court Victory that Blocks Horse Slaughter
SANTA FE, NM-The Foundation to Protect New Mexico Wildlife, founded by former Governor Bill Richardson and Robert Redford, is applauding today’s decision by a federal court judge to grant a restraining order blocking horse slaughterhouses from reopening in the United States.
The Foundation was one of several plaintiffs seeking to stop horse slaughter through a lawsuit filed against the U.S. Department of Agriculture that claimed the agency did not conduct appropriate environmental reviews before giving horse slaughterhouses the green light to open.
“This is a huge victory for those of us who adamantly oppose horse slaughter, the animals that we are working so hard to protect, and the environment” Former Governor Richardson said. “However, this fight isn’t over. The Foundation to Protect New Mexico Wildlife will continue to seek an all out federal ban on horse slaughter, as well as urge officials to find new horse rescue and retirement solutions.”