ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) - Monday CNN profiled the controversial horse slaughterhouse set to open in a few weeks in Roswell.
"It will be a facility that's run professionally, and we will do everything we can to do it humanely," Ricardo De Los Santos said.
Ricardo De Los Santos r uns valley meat a one time cattle slaughterhouse that will now slaughter horses.
According to Monday's report on Erin Burnett, the horses will be kept in pens, inspected by the USDA then moved inside a shoot where a bolt will be shot into their skull, knocking them unconscious.
The meat will be sold overseas it's illegal in the U.S.
De Los Santos plans on hiring 40 workers when the slaughterhouse opens and 100 when it's fully operational.
A winter storm warning has been issued for Albuquerque and surrounding areas through 11 p.m. Thursday.
Tempers flared Wednesday night at the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education meeting as the firestorm over teacher evaluations and student testing continues.
An Albuquerque man says an emergency vet clinic turned away his dying dog because he didn't have enough cash in his pocket to pay to save him. The dog later died.
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Meeting 211 goes to the University of New Mexico Lobos. The Lobos and New Mexico State renewed their rivalry on a basketball court Wednesday night with the Lobos winning 79 to 70.
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