Poll: New Mexicans against horse slaughter

Posted at: 04/04/2013 7:22 PM
By: KOB.com Staff

An animal rights group says a majority of New Mexicans want nothing to do with the slaughtering of horses.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) released a poll Thursday.

The poll, done by Lake Research Partners, shows 70 percent of voters are against horse slaughtering for food.

70 percent also oppose a slaughtering plant in their community.

The poll comes in response to the horse slaughterhouse that could soon open near Roswell.

The USDA still has to approve it.