Investigators visited the premises of the Pecos Valley Meat slaughter plant in Roswell, NM. The owner of the plant is currently awaiting USDA inspection of the plant and has applied for a permit to start slaughtering horses for human consumption.
The entire plant is very visible from the public road. Old, barb wire and chain link fencing surrounds the premises. Next to the plant, a small, sheltered holding area with a loading ramp can be seen. The plant itself has an office building and a truck loading dock in the front. A white Pecos Valley Meat truck and several trailers were parked on the property. No animals were visible. There was no activity.