Valley Meat loses another battle

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – Thought we had reached an end to the fight over horse slaughter in New Mexico? Think again.

The New Mexico Supreme Court has denied Valley Meat Company’s request to have the judge in the district court case removed.

They believe Judge Matthew Wilson lacks impartiality.

While Congress pulled funding for federal inspections at horse slaughter plants earlier this year, it’s only temporary, and Valley Meat continues to fight for the right to open.

Attorney General Gary King is seeking a permanent order blocking horse slaughter in the state. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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