Three Angels Farm may have new “chameleon” carrier
NBC News Ch. 4 WSMV Nashville reports:
Murfreesoboro, TN – A Lebanon company that was shut down last month after two accidents involving trailers loaded with horses appears to be up and running again under a new name and in a new location.
A nonprofit group that opposed horse slaughter took a series of pictures on July 21 in Forth Worth, TX. The pictures show a truck loaded with horses, presumably headed to a slaughterhouse in Mexico.
The truck still had markings showing it was from Lebanon, TN, and the door of the truck is marked “Lil Tex,” which is the nickname of the owner of Three Angels Farm, Dorian Ayache.
When a trucking company has a bad record and reopens under a new name, federal authorities call that a “chameleon” carrier. Ayache has admitted before to opening a new company under a new DOT number. He told federal investigators after his January horse trailer wreck that he opened a company using his brother’s name because his own record was so bad. Continue reading >>
— Three Angels Farm ordered to cease transporting horses; News Channel 5; Jun. 29, 2012
— Driver of slaughter bound horse trailer crash in Tenn issued multiple citations; Tuesday’s Horse; Jun. 14, 2012
— At least one slaughter bound horses killed in Tennessee trailer crash; Tuesday’s Horse; Jun. 12, 2012
— Horses in Tennessee trailer crash rejected at Mexican slaughterhouse; Feb. 17, 2012
— Trucker exposes Three Angels slaughter monger Dorian Ayache of horse cruelty; Tuesdays Horse; Jan. 21, 2012
— Driver cited in Tenn horse trailer crash that killed three; Jan. 19, 2012
— Trailer carrying 36 horses overturns on I-40; News Channel 5; Jan. 16, 2012