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images-10Four Convicted Over Money-Laundering Scheme, May 11, 2013

Four people in Texas have been convicted for their roles in a scheme to launder millions of dollars in drug money through a quarter horse racing operation.


A federal jury in Austin convicted the men for conspiring to launder cash said to be the proceeds of drug trafficking by the Mexico-based Los Zetas drug cartel.

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Killing floor at heart of horse meat debate

ABQ Journal, Leslie Linthicum / Of the Journal on Thu, May 9, 2013

ROSWELL – Rick De Los Santos was standing on a steel platform over a narrow chute holding a big pneumatic stun gun. He explained how the gun will shoot a retractable 8-inch-long bolt through the forehead of a horse and into its brain, sending the limp body of the 1,100-pound animal rolling down a short ramp and onto a kill floor.

After a federal inspector checks the horse’s eyes for a blink reflex – a safeguard to confirm the horse is unconscious – the horse will be hoisted up by a hind leg and, once it is dangling, someone will plunge a knife into its throat and bleed it out before the carcass begins to make its way through butcher stations.

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Horse rescued from mud; dog saved from abandoned car

Newsfix, May 11, 2013

LUNENBURG, MA – Firefighters and citizens in Lunenburg pulled together to help rescue a horse named Tequila that was stuck in the mud.

It took a few hours, but they were able to get Tequila out. Officials say she’s doing just fine.

It was another animal rescue in Kansas City, but this one was of a dog. Officials say the dog, Kia was left inside an abandoned Suburban that was towed to the Kansas City Impound lot.

She survived off trash in a McDonald`s bag for nearly a month. Luckily, a worker spotted the pup in the dashboard of the car and came to the rescue.

Police say the owners of the car could face charges. As for Kia, officials say they`re keeping her until she`s healthy enough to be put up for adoption.

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AUTHOR: Jerry Finch
  • sherriey

    re: drugs and QH’s.

    May 11, 2013
  • sherriey

    re: slaughter house….
    if the EU isn’t going to purchase any more US horse meat….if the consumption of horse meat is way down (in EU) according to news reports….if they can’t ship it out of the US to anyone….if the USDA is under funded (yeah, right!) so they can’t inspect….then what are they going to do with all the horse meat that they butcher???????? wheres the market for it????????… more frozen dinners, hamburg, McNuggets, etc. in the EU????????? wheres the market for all the horses slaughtered in Mexico, Canada and now in NM?????????

    May 11, 2013
  • sherriey

    re: horse and pup rescued….
    some people make me very proud….on the other hand….some make me want to puke!

    May 11, 2013