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Firm sues to slaughter horses for meat

ALBUQUERQUE — A New Mexico meat company that wants to resume domestic horse slaughter for food is ­suing the federal government, alleging inaction on its application was driven by emotional political debates and has cost it hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Valley Meat Co. is seeking to force the Department of ­Agriculture to resume inspections necessary to open what would be the nation’s first new horse slaughterhouse in more than five years.

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