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Merrell started shipping horses to the Presidio export pens after kill buyer Dorian Ayache stopped hauling horses. Ironically, Merrell used Ayache's former driver, Frank Mance Reed, for some of these transports. Reed became known after the January 2012 accident with Ayache's truck. (The Tennessee…Read More
Although the temperature was 80 degrees, there were no fans in place to circulate the air. Sheep were panting in the heat, not sheared. Pens holding horned cows were very overcrowded. The cows could be seen poking each other with their horns which could cause injuries.
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In this issue we discuss our important follow-up investigation at the Sugarcreek Auction. Also find out the latest on our European Campaign -- with your help, we're making great strides to end the demand for US horsemeat. And be sure to read about how you can help support Animals' Angels by doing…Read More
The owner of the plant is currently awaiting USDA inspection of the plant and has applied for a permit to start slaughtering horses for human consumption.
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All cages had small containers for food and water (apparently a requirement by auction management), but many of them were empty or turned over. No one from the auction was observed checking the availability of food/water. Several cages appeared very overcrowded, some injured birds were…Read More