Investigators arrived at this weekly sale at 12:45pm. The indoor pen area is dark and all pens were without food or water. There were approx. 30 cows, 15 bulls, 7 horses and 20 goats present. One of the “dairy” cows was extremely emaciated, every bone was visible. Despite her skeletal frame, she had an enormous udder. She should have never been brought to the auction in this condition, but her owner apparently wanted to use her for milk production as long as he possibly could. Some of the horses were thin and had bad hooves.
The horse sale started at 1:35pm. Unlike during our previous visits, horses sold by the head, not by the pound. All of the mares were offered as “being exposed” and sold for as little as $20. There were no known kill buyers present at the sale.