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The Roswell horse slaughterhouse is ready to open on New Year’s Day

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In a report by Lauren Hansard of KOB Eyewitness News 4, word is out that the Roswell horse slaughterhouse is getting set to open. Owner Rick De Los Santos fought media, public opinion, court and even the U.S. Department of Agriculture to open his horse slaughterhouse and now, on Dec. 19, the word from Los Santos himself is that Valley Meat Company is ready to begin the slaughter of horses.

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The business of Valley Meat and the “tooth and nail” two-year-long battle is all about slaughtering horses and selling their meat for human consumption.

According to Los Santos, he has 15 employees ready to go at it. The slaughterhouse has 20 Nevada horses ready to go to the kill chute.

Los Santos tells KOB News 4:

We're going to start off really slow, to get the training and process out of the way to make sure everything is in order.

He said he's already got contracts lined up. He says,

Our main contract is horses going to Belgium, and then we've got contracts from Russia and China. I've got a big solid contract in China. There's no way this plant could slaughter enough horses to supply all those contracts.

He has lined up a contract with Belgium. This particular contract will bring him $350 per horse killed.

Los Santos continues,

Once we get up to full speed, we're going to do 100-120 a day.

He has 24-hour armed security. The gates will remain closed and a security guard will monitor all comings and goings; the second security guard is going to keep a close eye on the property.

He was getting threats and, as a result, he is undertaking extraordinary security procedures. In addition, the FBI has become involved.

Valley meat is set to open on Jan. 1, 2014.

Source: News 4

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