Judge Dismisses Suit, Horse Slaughter Fee-for-Service Plan Implemented

On March 14, a federal judge ruled in favor of the USDA to allow fee-for-service inspections to horsemeat processing plants despite efforts of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and other animal rights groups to prevent the inspections and thus close the plants.

The USDA implemented the fee-for-service inspections on March 10 after the 2006 Agriculture Appropriations bill

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