4/12/10 Wauchula Livestock Auction
Wauchula is an old, run down, dark auction. There is no water or food for the cattle, calves and goats in the pens. Completely unnecessary use of electric prods and incompetent handling increase panic of animals already spooked by the booming noise of very loud, heavy hydraulic gates. Animals are driven into a very narrow, dark shoot into auction ring. Panicked animals trying to turn back but are forced forward, causing them to slip and fall. Animals’ Angels will discuss the issues observed with auction management and push for improvements.