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Mule lawsuit headed to federal court

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

A South Texas atheist has cited religious concerns as his reason for dropping a lawsuit against a Lubbock museum.

Back on October 2nd, Patrick Greene of San Antonio sued the president of the board of directors of the American Museum of Agriculture in Lubbock for buying two old mules and euthanizing them for a farm display.

According to court documents, Green says he does not believe Judge Ruben Reyes could be impartial in the case because he is a Christian.

However, while the local lawsuit has been dropped, Greene says he plans to pursue the lawsuit at the federal level.

Attorneys for the museum say the mules were at least 28-years-old and not strong enough to work.

They say the animals faced being sent to Mexico for slaughter if not euthanized for the exhibit.

RELATED STORY: American Museum of Agriculture euthanizes 2 mules for exhibit

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