Animals’ Angels investigators arrived at the Kersey location at 7:30 am. One of the double deck trailers, observed the day before, was backed up to the loading ramp and began loading horses on both decks. Investigators heard the horses kicking and fighting inside the trailer and could hear a man yelling at the horses as it appeared the horses did not want to enter the trailer.
Then a second truck with a double deck trailer backed up to the loading ramp and began loading horses on both decks. The second truck left the feedlot at 10:55am and the investigators followed the truck south.
At times, the truck drove at speeds in excess of 90 mph, and was swaying across traffic lanes and the shoulder of the road, on some occasions almost going off the road. Horses could be heard kicking the sides of the double deck trailer and this most likely was causing the truck to sway left and right. The driver did not check on the horses entrusted in his care at any point during the trip.
The driver arrived at the Beltex feedlot in Morton, TX at 10:35pm (MT).
Animals’ Angels will file a complaint with USDA regarding this transport and continue monitoring Mr. Carter’s activities.