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Restraining order extended in horse slaughter case

January 4, 2014 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Roswell company that has been fighting for two years to restart the slaughter of horses in the U.S. was dealt another setback Friday when a Santa Fe judge extended a temporary ban on its operations.

State District Judge Matthew Wilson put Valley Meat Co.’s planned opening on hold for 10 more days so he can hear testimony Jan. 13 in a lawsuit brought by New Mexico Attorney General Gary King, who is one of several parties trying to block the company in federal and state courts.

King filed the state lawsuit last month after a federal appeals court lifted its order barring the company from opening, saying The Login to read more

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