Mount Hope Auction, Ohio - 1/12/08

Saturday, January 12, 2008 - 14:45
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The Animals’ Angels inspectors visit the monthly horse sale at Mount Hope. More than 400 horses are for sale, almost all of them are Amish “buggy” or “working” horses. Several are very thin, some limping or half blind. During the sale which starts at 8am and is still ongoing at 5 pm the horses are never given any water or food. We observe many of them desperately chewing on the wooden pen fences. The buyers for the slaughter plants are present as well. Two large trucks, loaded with the horses nobody else wanted to buy, leave the auction that night – heading to Canada and Mexico.