Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Governor Of New Mexico Honored For Fighting Horse Slaughter

The Humane Society of the United States is honoring former governor of neighboring New Mexico, Bill Richardson, for his efforts to help prevent horse slaughter in the U.S. Keith Dane with the Humane Society says the organization recently named Richardson its "2013 Humane Horseman of the Year." Dane says Richardson's high-profile involvement is helpful as New Mexico's Valley Meat Company continues to try to open a horse slaughterhouse near Roswell.
Richardson also served as Energy Secretary and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations during the Clinton administration. Dane says Richardson and Robert Redford joined the Humane Society's lawsuit last year to stop Valley Meat from opening a horse slaughterhouse.
That lawsuit was not successful.
Valley Meat hopes to kill horses and sell the meat as a food source in other countries.

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