Sugarcreek Horse Auction, OH 1/14/2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 23:00
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There were approx 100 horses for sale, many of them were pregnant and several were limping. Baker had 22 horses in his kill pen and some pregnant ones had already been tagged for slaughter. All horses were sold in 30 minutes with Baker buying most of them. The moving of the horses to the auction ring remains a major concern; investigators saw multiple horses slip, fall or being trampled by others. The Amish workers hit them in the face with full force, causing panic and confusion. Yelling, kicking and the loud banging on the wooden pens add to the agitation. One horse went down in the alley and was trampled by the rest. Our requests to address the situation were ignored.