Horse Shot and Dumped in Trash by Auction Workers

Horse in Dumpster

New Holland, PA – A severely abused horse was brought to the New Holland Sales Stables to be sold at the weekly horse auction on March 21.  The horse had hooves so long they were curling up, one of its eyes was so infected it was swollen shut, and the entire horse was covered with lice.   Injured HorseAn auction worker noticed investigators with Animals’ Angels documenting the horse’s condition.  The worker grabbed the horse, led it to the back, shot it, and the horse was dumped in a large dumpster.  Animals’ Angels reported “It is also concerning that action was taken only when auction workers realized that the horse had been seen by investigators, at which point it was shot rather than being attended to by a vet.”

It is illegal in Pennsylvania to sell a horse that “which by reason of debility, disease or lameness, or for other cause, could not be worked or used without violating the laws against cruelty to animals, or leads, rides, drives or transports any such horse for any purpose, except that of conveying the horse to the nearest available appropriate facility for its humane keeping or destruction or for medical or surgical treatment.”

Original Story and Photos courtesy of: Animals’ Angels


Injured Horse

Author: Dale Williams <-- Become my friend on Facebook! - Phone: 724-964-6773


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