Posted at: 09/14/2013 9:54 AM
Updated at: 09/14/2013 12:37 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
ROSWELL -- The public can soon weigh in on whether or not the state should give a horse slaughterhouse a permit it needs to open.
Valley Meat Company tried to open the slaughterhouse in Chaves County last month, but a district court judge in Albuquerque granted a temporary injunction to stop the plant from opening.
While the legal battle continues, Valley Meat is still trying to obtain a groundwater discharge permit.
The environment department will hold a public hearing on the permit at the Chaves County Courthouse on Tuesday, October 22 at 5 p.m. The courthouse is located at 400 N. Virginia Avenue in Roswell.