Animal activists throughout the country uncovered a graphic video this week shot by a former Valley Meat Co. maintenance employee, inciting a firestorm of outrage against the Roswell company.
The proposed horse slaughterhouse expects to be issued a U.S. department of Agriculture Grant of Inspection following months of legal wrangling. Owner Rick De Los Santos expects to start processing horse meat by the end of April and employ up to 100 people.
But a 50-second You Tube video of Tim Sappington, an employee who worked for nearly a year at the plant, has stirred death threats, bomb threats and a criminal investigation, according to attorney A. Blair Dunn.
In the video, Sappington is seen taking a horse he had purchased for slaughter and shooting it and making a profane statement against animal activists.
Dunn said the incident took place at Sappington’s own home on his own time, apparently after he Login to read more