Horse slaughtering in Ozarks drawing opposition

MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. (AP) — A proposal to build a horse slaughtering and processing plant in southwest Missouri drew a large crowd of sometimes angry residents to a Mountain Grove City Council meeting.

KY3-TV reports Tuesday night’s meeting had to be moved because of the crowd, which booed some speakers.

A Wyoming company, Unified Equine, is conducting a feasibility study on building the plant between Mountain Grove and Cabool, in the Twin Cities industrial park.

Roger Lindsey, president of the Twin Cities board, says the plant would bring jobs and economic investment to the region. He predicted people will be happy if they allow the plant to be built.

But Mountain Grove attorney Cynthia MacPherson says the plant would destroy Mountain Grove by bringing environmental damage, crime and lower property rates.

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Information from: KYTV-TV, http://www.ky3.com

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