U.S. House votes to ban unsafe horse transport

AWI PRESS RELEASE July 1, 2021 WASHINGTON, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Horse Transportation Safety Act (HTSA) today as part of a massive infrastructure bill. The HTSA would ban the use of unsafe double-deck trailers to haul horses in interstate commerce. The $715 billion INVEST in… Continue reading U.S. House votes to ban unsafe horse transport

Driver hauling horses may have fallen asleep at the wheel (WSMV Ch 4 video)

--- Uploaded by Julie Caramante, she states: WSMV Channel 4 News report: Driver Mance Reed fell asleep while hauling slaughter horses. Three of the thirty-eight animals died in the accident. Dorian Ayache from Lebanon, TN is the owner of the horses and is known person who sends horses to Mexico, via Presidio, TX to slaughter… Continue reading Driver hauling horses may have fallen asleep at the wheel (WSMV Ch 4 video)

Ban on double decker trailers passes House Committee

WASHINGTON, DC (Aug. 3, 2010) -- In 2007, a double-decker trailer carrying 59 Belgian horses in Illinois overturned when the driver ran a red light and hit another vehicle. Nine of the horses died on the scene and six were later euthanized due to their injuries. In response to this and other incidents involving horses… Continue reading Ban on double decker trailers passes House Committee

Trucker gets jail for abuse of horses

Cross-posted from the Winnipeg Free Press June 6, 2010 (CANADA) A Steinbach-area trucker will spend the next few weekends in jail after being sentenced for allowing several horses to die in "horrific" conditions in a trailer. Provincial court Judge Carena Roller on Friday sentenced Geoffery Giesbrecht, 27, to 30 days in jail -- to be… Continue reading Trucker gets jail for abuse of horses

11 horses die in Oklahoma tractor trailer accident

A tractor trailer driver hauling 30 horses overturned on Turner Turnpike Tuesday morning, and 11 of the horses died, troopers said. But with the help of several volunteers who stopped to help, about 17 horses survived and were herded into a makeshift pen at N Sooner Road and NE 122. The driver of the tractor… Continue reading 11 horses die in Oklahoma tractor trailer accident

Why double decker trailers are unsafe for transporting horses

The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) has put together an excellent report discussing the reasons why double decker trailers are unsafe for transporting horses. Double decker livestock trailers are the traditional means for transporting livestock such as pigs and cattle to and from auctions, and to slaughter. These vehicles are not meant for transporting horses,… Continue reading Why double decker trailers are unsafe for transporting horses