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Horse Slaughterhouse Struggles to Stand

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One of the last standing horse slaughterhouses in America is struggling to stay open. Cavel International is in DeKalb. It primarily exports horse meat for people to eat.

Nancy Perry is with the Humane Society.

PERRY: We don’t breed them for this purpose, we don’t raise them for this purpose, and we don’t consume them. There’s absolutely no reason why American horses should be caught up in this brutal, grizzly practice.

The Humane Society is part of a lawsuit that forced the slaughterhouse to shut down in March. An appeals court ruling earlier this week allowed it to temporarily reopen.

Cavel International manager James Tucker denies the company does anything brutal or inhumane.

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