A livestock trailer carrying 38 horses allegedly destined for slaughter overturned on Monday, January 16, 2012 in Fairview, Tennessee after being loaded from Three Angels Farms in Lebanon. State Patrol officers believe the driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel shortly after beginning the trip to a farm in Texas.The driver, Mance Frank Reed, experienced minor harm, while two horses suffered serious injuries and three were killed from the crash. Survivors are at a livestock barn in Dickson.
In response to this horrific incident, American’s Against Horse Slaughter (AAHS) www.AmericansAgainstHorseSlaughter.com, is issuing a statement that it will remain committed to being the voice for our American horses, by ensuring their safety and welfare through educating the public and working to pass legislation, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, H.R.2966 and S.1176. AAHS will work toward making certain safe and humane transporting conditions and policies are followed, in addition to prohibiting their slaughter and transport to slaughter for human consumption.
IN THE HANDS OF KILL BUYERS! When horses are purchased at auction by buyers intending to kill them, they're hauled away in double- decker tractor trailers where they are beaten and often blinded with baseball bats to mollify them. After crossing the border into Mexico, the animals are stabbed on each side-an act to tenderize their meat-and immobilized. Workers, then saw the horses legs off, at the knee and hang them to bleed out-all while the horses are ALIVE! (This is an excerpt, from an article written by Missy Diaz, crediting Victoria Mc Cullough and Sen. Joe Abruzzo for bringing awareness of horse slaughter, to Florida. In 2010 Florida Legislation unanimously passed the Horse Protection Bill, making it a felony to slaughter horses for personal or commercial use.)