Iowa plant approved to slaughter horses considering options - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Iowa plant approved to slaughter horses considering options

Posted: Updated:
SIGOURNEY (AP) -

An Iowa meat plant that was approved to slaughter horses has no immediate plans to do so, despite an appeals-court ruling that allowed the company to proceed.

Keaton Walker, the founder and CEO of Responsible Transportation in Sigourney, said Monday that he was still reviewing options with his lawyers.

A federal appeals court lifted a temporary ban on domestic horse slaughter last week, clearing the way for Walker's company and others in New Mexico and Missouri.

The companies are fighting a lawsuit filed by The Humane Society of the United States and other groups.

Walker tells The Associated Press that he may sell the company because his beef operation is struggling against better-established competitors. He says he expects to decide by early January.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KWWL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Sandy Youngblut at 319-291-1259. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.