Ocala Livestock Auction - 3/30/2009

Monday, March 30, 2009 - 01:30
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The Animals’ Angels investigators attended the weekly livestock auction in Ocala. Inside the dark and run down barn they witnessed cattle being moved. The handling is rough and impatient.  The handlers used the electric prod extensively on the frightened animals, even when the animals had no place to go. Outside the barn, the auction keeps several dogs in bare cages with concrete flooring. Some of the dogs appeared very frightened of humans and tried to hide in a corner as soon as we approached the cages. Others seemed to be lethargic.