Export Pens - 8/25/2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 01:00
Investigation Category: 

Animals‘ Angels investigators visited the export pens located in Socorro, TX. Upon their arrival they noticed that a new privacy fence had been installed around two sides of the property. This is most likely as a result from previous Animals‘ Angels investigations and an attempt to keep what goes on inside the facility hidden from the public. Three livestock trucks with horses loaded at the Beltex feedlot in Morton, TX the night before were parked on the street in front of the facility. The first truck began unloading horses at 8:05 am.The horses were not provided food and water all day. Some horses attempted to eat weeds outside the pen in order to satisfy their hunger. Federal regulations require that slaughter horses have to have access to food and water for six consecutive hours prior to transport to a slaughter facility. Animals’ Angels will remind the Texas Department of Agriculture again of this responsibility.