Animals’ Angels documented the conditions at the weekly Oakdale auction. The handling observed was inadequate, with excessive use of the electric prod on sensitive parts of the animals. It was a hot day, with temperatures around 100 degrees Fahrenheit, but only a few pens offered access to water. The condition of the “slaughter” cows was poor, several were extremely emaciated and several were limping or had fresh injuries. One cow was down in the pen area, panting heavily, in full exposure of the sun and in plain view of auction personnel. The day went by and no one from the auction took any action. At 6.45pm, cow number 1718 died. Animals’ Angels has report this incident to CA authorities to make sure that auction management is held responsible for this atrocity.
Oakdale Auction, CA 9/10/09
Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 19:15