Gov. Bill Richardson

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Setbacks For Firm Converting Plant To Horse Slaughterhouse

A New Mexico company’s hard-fought attempt to convert its cattle plant to a horse slaughterhouse was dealt a series of new blows Monday, with the state denying its wastewater permit and actor Robert Redford, former Gov. Bill Richardson and the state attorney general announcing plans to intervene in a lawsuit seeking to block a return to domestic horse slaughter.