NM Governor opposes horse slaughterhouse

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.

New Mexico State Governor Susana Martinez

New Mexico State Governor Susana Martinez (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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.

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