AA investigators followed three trucks loaded with horses from the US border to the horse slaughter plant in Jerez, 650 miles away. Two of the trucks were double deck trailers, but the horses were only loaded onto one deck. The third truck loaded 36 horses onto an open trailer, offering the animals no protection whatseover from the elements.
This journey to death takes the three trucks well over 20 hours to arrive at the plant. One can only imagine the toll this transport takes on the animals that have already spent the last week on several different trailers, being transported from states like Ohio or Indiana to the export pens in Texas.
Animals' Angels will continue to observe activity and provide a detailed report.