Plaintiffs object to bond in horse slaughter case - WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports

Plaintiffs object to bond in horse slaughter case

Posted:

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Animal welfare groups suing to stop a return to domestic horse slaughter are objecting to a court order that they post a nearly half-million-dollar bond Friday.

Attorneys for the Humane Society of the United States filed a motion arguing their lawsuit is against the federal government, not the companies that were recently permitted to begin slaughtering horses.

The groups last month won a temporary restraining order to halt plans by Valley Meat Co. of Roswell, N.M., and Responsible Transportation of Sigourney, Iowa, to open their plants this month. And they were then ordered to post the bond to cover the companies' losses should they lose their case.

But the groups argue their case was filed against the Department of Agriculture over its permitting process, not the companies.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WQOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's pubic inspection file should contact News Director Dan Schillinger at 715-852-5920. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.