Winter Horse Auction - 8/28/2009

Friday, August 28, 2009 - 02:45
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Investigators visited the monthly horse sale at Winter Livestock Auction. Observing the unloading area, the investigators noted that many horses were thin and several were emaciated. Potential slaughter horses sold first and were listed by the pound. 99 horses were sold in 2 ½ hours.  Three kill buyers, among them Charles Carter, were in attendance and bought 61 of them. After the sale, the investigators observed a truck with a Kansas plate and a double deck trailer backing up to the loading ramp. Immediately , the driver started loading horses, forcing them on both the upper and the lower deck of the trailer. The sound of the agitated horses kicking inside was unbearable. 30 minutes later the truck left the premises and started heading southwest towards Morton, TX. Animals‘ Angels will continue to monitor this auction