3. Soon, they won't be sending them to Mexico for slaughter anymore.
And that is not good news.
"Unified Equine Missouri is now ready to try again. This time in Rockville, Mo., less than a hundred miles south of Kansas City in Bates County, the company announced Thursday.
If the plan is successful, the Rockville facility would be the first in the country to open after Congress restored funding for inspections of horse slaughter operations last year. The company’s plan for Mountain Grove called for slaughtering 800 horses a day with the most of the meat being exported to Europe.
Sue Wallis, head of Unified Equine, said Thursday a former beef packing plant at the edge of Rockville is being renovated and the horse operation is on track to open by summer’s end and eventually supply 50 jobs.
“We are excited to be bringing jobs and opportunity to rural Missouri,” Wallis, a Wyoming state legislator, said in a news release. “And even happier to provide a humane and viable option to the horse industry, decimated by misguided efforts to end humane horse slaughter.”