Arcadia Auction, FL - 4/12/10

Monday, April 12, 2010 - 19:00
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Arcadia is a very large, modern auction. However, the pens with concrete floors are covered in manure and very slippery for the cattle. No food or water is provided in the inside pens. Outside, investigators observe two cows in an adjoining pasture. The two cows are down and panting heavily. One is extremely thin and much of its tail is missing. The remaining stub is bleeding. Both cows have auction tags attached. There was no readily available or logical explanation why theses cows with tags attached were separated from the others and left in the pasture. Auction personnel seemed very uneasy and alert to investigators, with several employees closely watching the investigators observe the cows. Investigators feel unsafe and have to leave. Returning the next morning, investigators find the cows are gone. Animals’ Angels will continue to monitor this auction.