Regional
3:40 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Restraining Order Extended In Horse Slaughter Case

A Santa Fe judge has extended a temporary order that prevents a Roswell horse slaughterhouse from opening.

State District Judge Matthew Wilson made his decision to extend the temporary restraining order by 10 days after hearing arguments Friday. He has scheduled another hearing in the case for Jan. 13.

New Mexico Attorney General Gary King is trying to block Valley Meat Co.'s planned opening this month with a lawsuit alleging the company would violate the state's food safety, water quality and unfair business practices laws.

Valley Meat attorney Blair Dunn has argued that the state lacks jurisdiction and King is using the case to bolster his bid for governor.

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