Posted at: 08/02/2013 10:28 AM
Updated at: 08/02/2013 10:47 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
In a last ditch effort to stop the nation's first horse slaughterhouse from opening, animal protection groups will make their case in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque today.
The animal groups sued to keep the plant near Roswell from beginning operations on Monday.
Lawyers for Valley Meat Company will also appear to discuss the controversial plant.
KOB Eyewitness News 4 will be following updates from the courtroom, stick with KOB.com for updates.