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Lawyer: Inspectors clear NM horse slaughterhouse

Valley Meat Co. owner Rick De Los Santos stands in a corral area outside the former cattle slaughterhouse he has converted to a horse slaughter facility in Roswell, N.M., Monday, April 15, 2013. The plant — which has been waiting more than a year for federal approval of its operations — has become ground zero for an emotional, national debate over a return to domestic horse slaughter. (AP Photo/Jeri Clausing)

Valley Meat Co. owner Rick De Los Santos stands in a corral area outside the former cattle slaughterhouse he has converted to a horse slaughter facility in Roswell, N.M., Monday, April 15, 2013. The plant — which has been waiting more than a year for federal approval of its operations — has become ground zero for an emotional, national debate over a return to domestic horse slaughter. (AP Photo/Jeri Clausing)

Valley Meat Co. owner Rick De Los Santos stands in a corral area outside the former cattle slaughterhouse he has converted to a horse slaughter facility in Roswell, N.M., Monday, April 15, 2013. The plant — which has been waiting more than a year for federal approval of its operations — has become ground zero for an emotional, national debate over a return to domestic horse slaughter. (AP Photo/Jeri Clausing)