Sugarcreek Horse Auction, Ohio - 1/11/09

Sunday, January 11, 2009 - 14:45
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The Animals’ Angels inspectors return to the Sugarcreek horse auction. The majority of the approximately 150 horses brought to the market are sold for slaughter. Two large livestock trucks from Quebec are parked in front of the barn waiting to haul these horses for slaughter in Canada. The handling inside the pen area is extremely rough and impatient, causing the horses to panic. Several fall or crush into the wooden gates as they are trying to escape the workers’ beating. The terrified animals are kicking and biting each other – one brown, smaller mare gets kicked too hard and dies in one of the pens behind the auction ring.