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June 10, 2013

New Mexico Attorney General Declares Horse Meat Unfit for Human Consumption

The Humane Society of the United States Applauds Decision that Horse Slaughter is Illegal

New Mexico Attorney General Gary King has declared that horse meat fits the legal definition of an adulterated food product and therefore cannot be manufactured, sold or delivered anywhere in New Mexico.

In response, Jonathan Lovvorn, senior vice president of animal protection litigation for The Humane Society of the United States, said:

“Slaughtering horses for human consumption is barbaric, inhumane and unsafe for consumers, and Attorney General King is right to deem the practice illegal under state law. Killing horses for their meat in New Mexico—or anywhere else in the U.S.—is clearly a misguided enterprise.”

Media Contact: Stephanie Twining, 240-751-3943, stwining@humanesociety.org

 

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