Day: August 13, 2012

Tainted Politician’s Attempts to Slaughter Horses Continue to Unravel

The plant was supposed to open by summer’s end, employing four dozen people.

It might not have been the most appealing work: butchering hundreds of horses each day to fill dinner plates in Europe. But Rockville, Mo., population 166, needed jobs. So residents had embraced turning a defunct beef processing plant into the nation’s first horse slaughtering facility since 2006.

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