ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Animal welfare groups suing to stop horse slaughter for human consumption posted a bond of nearly $500,000 bond Thursday night to keep a temporary ban in effect.
The groups are still fighting the court order that requires them to cover potential losses by the slaughterhouses should the organizations ultimately lose their lawsuit.
They argue that money should not be required because their case is against the federal government's permitting process, not the horse slaughter companies.
Last month the groups won a temporary restraining order to halt operation at Valley Meat in Roswell and a plant in Iowa set to open this month.
The Iowa company has since abandoned its plans.
Closing arguments in a right-to-die case wrapped up just before noon in an Albuquerque courtroom.
College students are steaming ahead toward their winter break, but crime on campus could spike as more students will be gone.
An overnight fire consumed a garage at a home on Albuquerque's West Side.
A few tips on how to prevent thieves from taking your stuff over Winter Break, a look at the right to die trial, and other stories with Matt Mauro, Elizabeth Mauro and weather with Meteorologist Kristen Van Dyke.
Some Cleveland High School students say a traffic plan for getting them out of school forces them to take a dangerous and tricky left turn onto a 55 mph road, something parents and staff don't have to do.
They are two coaches building their respective football programs.