Friday, March 9, 2007 - 15:45
The Animals’ Angels investigators visited the Shipshewana Horse Auction in Indiana, one of the “slaughter” horse auctions in the northern United States. Approximately 100 horses were sold for slaughter that day, many of them emaciated and injured.
The investigators witnessed one brown stallion being moved through the pens. He was in terrible condition, two legs appeared to be broken and he was severely limping. Only by hitting him excessively the workers managed to get him through the sale. Afterwards, he was loaded onto an overcrowded double-deck trailer and transported all the way to a Canadian slaughterhouse.
The Animals’ Angels investigators documented the situation at the market and will continue to monitor it.