New Mexico Prevails Against Horse Slaughter

“It’s official. The controversial horse slaughterhouse in New Mexico will not be opening,” says KRQE (watch the story here). The attorney for Valley Meat, which has sought for years to open a cruel, dangerous horse slaughterhouse in Roswell, submitted a letter to the New Mexico Environment Department on July 31 withdrawing their application for a wastewater discharge permit, which the company needed to begin operations.


Can you help us celebrate this wonderful news with a special gift to help horses?

Our Equine Protection Fund has helped over 560 horses, donkeys, and mules through feed assistance, emergency vet care, gelding, and so much more. When people said horses couldn’t be cared for, we proved them wrong. Please give now to celebrate this victory and provide relief to horses in need. Thanks to a challenge grant from a generous donor, your gift will be doubled!

Giving Thanks
To everyone who signed our petition against horse slaughter, made phone calls, wrote, donated, and otherwise worked to protect horses from the scourge of slaughter: THANK YOU! Animal Protection of New Mexico has worked for years alongside many dedicated individuals,  organizations, and policymakers to prevent this heinous plant from opening in Roswell and we sincerely thank EVERYONE who has helped. Special gratitude for meaningful action goes to:


What’s Next?

The federal bill to stop the export of all American horses for slaughter would forever end the horror of horse slaughter. Make a quick call to your U.S. Senators and U.S. Representative in support of the SAFE Act now!

Horses deserve more responsibility from humans, that’s why we created the Equine Protection Fund (Reminder: Please give now to directly help horses, donkeys, and mules!) and why we will continue to press for the humane treatment of horses all across New Mexico. With your support, we can move mountains.

Thank you for caring about horses and all animals!



KRQE: Horse slaughter fight officially over

The Horse: New Mexico Plant Withdraws Animal Processing Application

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Op-ed from the NM Equine Rescue Alliance: Slaughter No Long-Term Solution to Horse Issue

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