If the chili’s grown in New Mexico don’t put us on the map this certainly will, but arguably not in a good way.
According to published news reports, Valley Meat Co. has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a 7,300-square-foot horse slaughter plant outside of Roswell, NM.
Let’s just say that not too many people find this appetizing, including New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez.
In a statement published in Bloomberg News, Martinez is quoted as saying: “Despite the federal government’s decision to legalize horse slaughter for human consumption, I believe creating a horse slaughtering industry in New Mexico is wrong and I am strongly opposed,” Martinez said in a statement.
- U.S. Slaughterhouse Owner Plans To Process Horses For Meat (huffingtonpost.com)
- Help Governor of New Mexico Stop Horse Slaughter – Send Emails Now Please. (wdneoh.wordpress.com)
- NM meat plant owner defends horse slaughter plan (heraldonline.com)
- NM meat plant owner defends horse slaughter plan (kansascity.com)
- NM governor asks feds to stop horse slaughterhouse (heraldonline.com)
- New Mexico firm applies for first horse meat slaughterhouse (washingtontimes.com)