Animals’ Angels investigators visited the weekly auction in Carlisle, PA. The livestock sales consisted of cows, calves, pigs, sheep and goats. The handling was calm. The auction has a water system installed in the barn area. The investigators noted that all the pig pens had been hosed down with water and the pigs were laying in the remaining water pools and the wet mud. The auction roof has several large dampers that were open and fans were running to cool down the air inside the barn. As a result, the temperature was considerably cooler despite the hot outside temperatures that day. Carlisle Auction demonstrates that with some easy and inexpensive installations huge improvements regarding the welfare of animals inside a sale barn can be made.
Carlisle Livestock Auction, PA - 6/9/2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 05:00