Investigators arrived at the Greencastle auction at 4:00pm. It was the last sale before Easter and a lot of baby goats had been brought in. They had been delivered without their mothers and were all kept together in one large pen. Once it was time for them to be sold, one of the workers used an electric prod to move the babies to the auction ring, which is completely unacceptable.
At the outside “slow pen”, investigators noticed there were again many thin cows with full udders. There was no food or water present for any of the animals. Investigators observed one cow that appeared to be pregnant and ready to give birth at any time. She was not segregated from the other cows and did not receive any special treatment.
Just like the week before, the pens were quite overcrowded and the overall handling was poor. Animals’ Angels will continue to monitor this auction.