Cavel Restraining Order Expiring; Ruling on Temporary Operation Expected

DeKalb, Ill., is home to the last remaining plant in the United States where horses are slaughtered for human consumption. Except for a portion sold to U.S. zoos, the horsemeat is shipped to be eaten by diners overseas.

The state banned such horse slaughter last month, and a federal judge could rule as soon as Thursday whether Cavel International Inc. can stay open while it appeals. A

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