The Animals’ Angels inspectors observe the slaughter-horse collecting station of Dennis Chavez in Los Lunas, New Mexico. More than 500 horses are gathered here before being transported to Mexico for slaughter. The animals are in very poor condition – several appear as though they will not survive the long journey (approximately 1,000 miles). Shockingly, a disarticulated leg of a foal is discovered on the premises. Prior investigations by Animals’ Angels of the slaughterhouses in Mexico the horses are taken to revealed a total lack of animal welfare regulations. Each week more than 500 American horses are exported across the New Mexico border for slaughter in Mexico.
Animals’ Angels will continue investigating the export of American horses into Mexico and Canada to demonstrate the urgent need for passage of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.