Sulphur Livestock Auction, OK 7/8/13

Monday, July 8, 2013 - 10:00
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Animals’ Angels investigators arrived at the small horse sale at 5:00pm. The sale, which is managed by kill buyers John Carlson & Bill Richardson, is held every other Monday at 6:00pm on the premises of Sulphur Livestock Auction.  The modern auction consists of a small building with office, auction ring and restaurant as well as a covered pen area with several loading ramps. The pens had metal water troughs installed, however, they were empty during the time of our inspection. There were approx. 50 horses inside the pens and several of them were thin.  The pens were not overcrowded and no fighting was observed.  The handling was adequate. A black semi with single deck trailer from Oberlin, KS was parked next to the pen area. The horse sale started at 6:15pm after the tack sale was over. Horses sold at fast pace and the majority of them went to the slaughter buyers. Animals’ Angels will continue to monitor this sale.