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Additional filings in horse slaughter inspection lawsuit

update: July 9, 2013

The USDA has posted a link to copies of horse slaughter inspection requests.

The Judge evidently conferred with plaintiffs and from what I can decipher from court documents, the USDA agreed to hold on inspections until some form of resolution of the case (document20). According to the schedule set out by the judge, and if I understand the documents correctly, this delays inspections until at least September.

This is born out by a brief update the HSUS has posted to its press release on the lawsuit:

JULY 3 UPDATE: Horse slaughter inspections in the U.S. are delayed for weeks due to The HSUS and Front Range Equine Rescue’s legal action.

The case history docket page has been updated with links to the latest filings.

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