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Federal Appeals Court Halts Horse Slaughter

A federal appeals court on Monday temporarily halted plans by companies in New Mexico and Missouri to begin slaughtering horses, continuing on-again, off-again efforts to resume domestic equine slaughter two years after Congress lifted a ban on the practice.

11/04/2013

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Fed Officials Approve Horse Slaughterhouse To Process Animals Into Meat

Federal officials have granted a southeastern New Mexico company’s request to open a horse slaughterhouse, adding Friday that they plan to grant similar permits to operations in Iowa and Missouri.

06/28/2013

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack addresses the White House Tribal Nations Conference at the Department of Interior on Dec. 5, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Vilsack: New Mexico Horse Slaughter Plant Will Open Soon

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the southern New Mexico plant that has been fighting for more than a year for permission to slaughter horses will open soon, unless Congress reinstates a ban on the practice.

04/30/2013

First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are Hungry

In recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.

09/26/2012