Update: The Bastrop Kill Pen released a statement regarding the accident. In their statement, they claim that for a number of years animal activists have been harassing their trucks on the highway. “The woman that ran our truck off the road has been described as woman with long black/gray hair with a long cigarette hanging out of her mouth. This sounds just like the woman from Kosciusko that has been badgering us. These horses had done been sold and were headed to their forever homes. They were on route to Louisiana then to separate on to other trailers.”
Toler Wrecking Service removed the dead horses, and they were buried.
Leland, Mississippi – A truck carrying 37 horses for slaughter from the Bastrop Kill Pen in Bastrop, Louisiana flipped on its side on hwy 82, destroying the trailer and killing 19 horses. The driver, Harry Swift, allegedly fell asleep and drifted off the road.
The horses lay scatted up and down a ditch, with trailer parts and tires scattered among them. The scene was truly horrific to all who saw it. The surviving horses were taken to Hamburg, Arkansas where no doubt they will continue their journey to slaughter.
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