Cavel unsure about appealing ruling
The attorney for Cavel International said Saturday he is not sure if the horse-slaughtering business will appeal a federal court ruling that could close the company's DeKalb facility for good.
“We're evaluating our options,” J. Philip Calabrese said in a phone interview. “We've got some time under the rules in which to make that determination.”
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday upheld a state law that bans the slaughter of horses for human consumption.
Cavel has 14 days to request the three-judge appeals court panel reconsider their ruling, or to request the full 14-member court hear the case, Calabrese said. The company has 90 days to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The owners of Cavel filed the appeal with the fe