Centennial Auction, CO 8/29/07

Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 15:15
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The Animals’ Angels inspectors visit the Centennial Livestock Auction in Fort Collins, Colorado. Despite the size of the auction, handling is very good – no electric prods are used. The majority of animals have access to feed, water and bedding. Approximately 60 horses – all slaughter-only – were present. Several were in very poor, emaciated condition and should not have been transported to the auction. Ninety-nine percent of the horses are bought by Charles Carter, one of the largest kill buyers of horses in Colorado. The Animals’ Angels inspectors are shocked to observe that a number of the so-called horse rescue operations are in fact intimately involved with Mr. Carter. The average “meat” horse sells low but if interest is shown by legitimate rescuers, the prices are driven high by the auctioneer.