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Slaughterhouses damage the earth

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I was disappointed to read of the probability of a cow slaughterhouse reopening in Roswell. The environmental damage and animal cruelty will be the norm again.
Your article states they will be slaughtering mostly dairy cows. Dairy in the U.S. only survives because of subsidies, and I, for one, don’t want my tax money to support these subsidies. In October 2016, 43,000,000 gallons of milk were poured in lagoons and fields because the dairy industries couldn’t sell it. Canada refused to take anymore dairy products because of the dive in their dairy industries.
Our USDA inspectors have been cut by 20,000 men and women. The ones left are needed at the larger slaughterhouses, not one of this size. Since our EPA is being dismantled by our current administration, I’m concerned this slaughterhouse may try to slaughter horses, something Americans are totally against.
The sale of plant milk is growing by leaps and bounds as Americans become part of a new health and animal friendly movement. Our world is a world where animal abuse and exploitation can no longer exist. In my opinion, dairy is dead and slaughterhouses are damaging to our earth, neighborhoods and animals.
Marilyn Wilson
Chewelah, WA

Editor’s note: Horse slaughterhouses are banned under New Mexico law.