New Holland Auction, Pennsylvania - 8/13/07

Monday, August 13, 2007 - 15:00
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Animals’ Angels Inspectors were at the scene of the New Holland Sales Stables to determine if previously agreed-upon improvements in animal care have been continued in our absence. The situation appears to have improved slightly with regard to numbers of dead animals found, as well as conditions of overcrowding. However, there still appears a great inconsistency in how specific animal groups are cared for. Specifically, the pigs remain the animals without water and suffer considerably from overheating and lack of cooling fans. We noticed an auction sale incident whereby a rescue group was shut out of bidding on a Thoroughbred via the auctioneer’s closing of the bid in favour of a killer buyer. As a result, the rescuers then appealed directly to the killer buyer thereafter for a private sale. This setup apparently allowed the killer buyer to immediately make an instant profit on this particular horse. Animals’ Angels notes that such endeavors may indeed prove detrimental to the overall goal of saving the horses by adding income to the killer buyer profit margin.