Attorneys will meet in the First Judicial District Court at 2:30 p.m. today in Santa Fe to decide if Attorney General Gary King can keep Valley Meat Co. of Roswell from opening its doors.
The last-ditch effort by King, a strong anti-horse slaughter proponent, filed the lawsuit after a federal appeals court in Colorado vacated a temporary ban on U.S. Department of Agriculture inspections at slaughterhouse facilities.
King had joined with animal activists in the unsuccessful federal suit.
District Judge Matthew Wilson in Santa Fe issued a temporary restraining order in the latest lawsuit Monday, halting Valley Meat’s plans to open Jan. 1. King was not required to post a bond as a result, having filed under the New Mexico Login to read more