Sugarcreek Auction, OH 7/30/10

Friday, July 30, 2010 - 08:45
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This was the first sale after the auction owner announced that the EU regulations would be in effect and every seller had to provide documentation about the history of the horse he planned on selling. Apparently this caused many sellers to stay away from the sale since the “kill pen” remained half empty. Investigators noted that the same horse they had seen two weeks earlier with fresh injuries had returned to the auction and was in Baker’s pen. The injuries were still visible and a slaughter tag was attached to her hip. Fortunately, after alerting rescue organizations about her presence, she was saved and we have been told she is on her way to recovery.