Okeechobee Auction, FL 4/12/10

Monday, April 12, 2010 - 18:00
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Okeechobee is a large, old auction with small, dark pens. No food or water is available. Cattle attempting to stand on manurecovered concrete floors are continually slipping and falling. The pens are overcrowded.  Cattle with long horns are packed in with other calves and cows. Risk of injuries is great with lots of movement and slipping inside the pens.

Again, auction workers are very suspicious, when investigators try to access areas where animals are being moved they are approached immediately and told to leave. Handling inside the auction ring is satisfactory.