Horse Slaughter Plant in Illinois Will Continue Operation with Judge's Blessing

From the Chicago Tribune this morning via the Associated Press:

A federal judge on Thursday granted a 10-day extension of an order that lets a horse slaughterhouse in DeKalb remain open while he considers whether to make the order permanent.

Judge Frederick Kapala, in the Rockford branch of U.S. District Court, made the ruling after hearing a suit by Cavel International Inc., owners of the plant, which is seeking to invalidate a new state law that prohibits the killing of horses for human consumption and possession, and the import or export of horse meat for human consumption.

Kapala extended the order to June 28.

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