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Sigourney Company to be One of the First to Resume Slaughtering Horses

THE USDA GIVING THE GREEN LIGHT TO RESPONSIBLE TRANSPORTATION L-L-C IN SIGOURNEY TO HUMANELY EUTHANIZE HORSES. CONGRESS BANNED HORSE SLAUGHTER IN 2006 BUT A RECENT LAW CHANGE HAS MADE THE PRACTICE LEGAL, AND THE SIGOURNEY COMPANY WILL BE ONE OF THE FIRST IN THE U-S TO PICK THE PRACTICE BACK UP. OWNER KEATON WALKER SAYS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF HORSES HAVE BEEN SHIPPED TO SLAUGHTERHOUSES IN MEXICO EACH YEAR SINCE CONGRESS PUT A STOP TO THEIR SLAUGHTER HERE, AND WHILE THE BUSINESS IS STILL PONDERING WHAT TO DO WITH THE MEAT, ONE OPTION IS TO SELL IT AS ZOO FEED.

 

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