LOS LUNAS, N.M. (KRQE) – The owner of a Los Lunas livestock auction is facing charges that he didn’t properly treat four horses in his care.
On Tuesday 13th Judicial District Attorney Lemuel Martinez’s office filed 12 misdemeanor charges against Dennis Chavez, owner of Southwest Livestock Auction.
The case stems from undercover video taken by animal rights group Animals’ Angels on March 10. The video appears to show four emaciated, sickly horses at the auction struggling to stand or lying in the dirt.
According to a report filed by the group, three of the horses were put down by an auction employee. The fourth one died. Continue reading >>