Animals’ Angel’s most recent Freedom of Information Act report exposes multiple barbaric cruelties inflicted on slaughter horses.
Here is a portion of what they learned:
In a windfall of information, Animals’ Angels recently received over a thousand pages of documentation confirming violations and horrific treatment of horses transported to the Cavel slaughter plant in DeKalb, IL. Almost 1,100 photographs were provided along with written documentation describing the extent of violations, injuries, and penalties. The information was provided after submitting a Freedom of Information Act request to the USDA on July 28, 2012.
Documented in the information Animals’ Angels received were well over 100 incidents; each individual case detailing a multitude of violations involving the transport of horses for slaughter to the Illinois plant from 2004 to 2007.
We draw your attention in particular to this:
Some would still like you to believe that the conditions for transporting horses to slaughter in the US would be better than crossing our borders to Mexico or Canada. This evidence, once again, unmistakably proves otherwise. The photos we received at Animals’ Angels highlight how in recent history horses suffered intense pain, injury, and intolerable conditions — all for slaughter within our very own country.
We continually argue this very point. Animals’ Angels unquestionably document it.
— Read full Animals’ Angels report. Warning: Graphic Content.
— Eating horses a solution to neglect and cruelty? We can answer that.; Tuesday’s Horse; July 20, 2012.