Lawsuit Filed to Block Horse Slaughter : The Humane Society of the United States
N response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision to allow horse slaughter facilities to resume operating on U.S. Soil, animal protection organizations have filed suit against the agency and asked for an immediate injunction. The Humane Society of the United States, Front Range Equine Rescue, Marin Humane Society, Horses for Life Foundation, Return to Freedom and five private individuals are suing under the National Environmental Protection Act, due to the agency’s failure to conduct the necessary environmental review before authorizing horse slaughterhouses to operate.
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