Bond to Sue Considered “Unjustified” by Many
Front Range Equine Rescue, HSUS and other equine advocacy groups suing to stop a return to domestic horse slaughter are objecting to a court order that they are required to post a nearly half-million-dollar bond Friday.
Attorneys for the groups filed a motion arguing their lawsuit is against the federal government, not the companies that were recently permitted to begin slaughtering horses.
The groups last month won a temporary restraining order to halt plans by Valley Meat Co. of Roswell, N.M., and Responsible Transportation of Sigourney, Iowa, to open their plants this month. And they were then ordered to post the bond to cover the companies’ losses should they lose their case.
But the groups argue their case was filed against the Department of Agriculture over its permitting process, not the companies.
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