El Paso, Texas (KTSM) — An arsonist set fire to a controversial horse slaughter plant in Roswell, New Mexico this past weekend. That's according to the owner of the plant. The plant suffered minor damage and is still set to open next week. Fire investigators have not verified the cause.
Several groups have been fighting to stop the plant from opening, saying the federal government failed to conduct the proper environmental reviews before issuing permits allowing the plant to slaughter horses.