Centennial Auction - 8/19/2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 11:45
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Animals’ Angels investigators visited the weekly auction in Fort Collins. The sales consisted of horses, dairy cows, sheep, pigs and goats. Handling of animals was acceptable, and no electric prods were used. Temperature was 86 degrees Fahrenheit and the horses and cows were kept in outside pens with access to food and water, but no shelter. Sheep, goats, and pigs were kept in inside pens. These pens were crowded and the animals were not provided with food and water. Known “kill” buyer, Charles Carter was present and purchased more than half of the horses for sale. Immediately after the sale was over he loaded them into his trailer and another trailer that was parked next to his.  Both vehicles left the auction together, but took different routes to his property outside of Kersey, CO. It appeared that Mr. Carter was very concerned about being followed.