As of August 2nd, federal judge Christina Armijo has temporarily stopped horse slaughter in New Mexico and Iowa by issuing a restraining order. This will temporarily pause the process for at least 30 days, with hopes of a permanent stop in the future. This was spurred on by a lawsuit filed by the Humane Society of the United States and other groups, who have cited the failure to conduct environmental reviews. They plan to keep fighting this case once the temporary ban has been lifted.
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