Monday, April 26, 2010

Montana zoning ordinance prevents horse slaughter plant


Foaming effluent tank at Cavel during horse slaughter operation

In a statement presented to Equine Welfare Alliance (EWA), Mayor Kimberly A. Hammond announced an ordinance that  prohibits  the slaughter of more than 25 animals in a seven day period  within the city limits. Montana Representative Ed Butcher's plan in Hardin, MT calls for a horse slaughter facility equipped to kill 200 to 400 horses a week and would have forced the city to construct a new waste water treatment plant. Hammond doubted the city would have been able to get the aid to fund a 6 to 8 million dollar treatment plant.


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