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Iowa Horse Slaughterhouse Blocked
CEDAR RAPIDS (CBS 2/FOX 28) --
A horse slaughterhouse will not open in Iowa next week.
A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order on the plant.
The Humane Society of the United States filed a suit against the slaughterhouse last month.
Lawyers say there are environmental hazards involved -- that federal officials need to consider.
Supporters of the slaughterhouses say there's no evidence of any hazardous materials.
The restraining order will last for 30 days.
The company in Iowa and another in New Mexico would be the first to legally slaughter horses in the u-s since Congress stopped the practice in 2006.