Monday, April 2, 2012

FOIA Requests

Animals' Angels

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Violations of the Commercial Transport of Equines to Slaughter regulations

2008_10_12_Mexico_Jerez_plant_SM_8The following information was obtained by Animals’ Angels via Freedom of Information Act Request. The list below contains all individuals who have ever violated the Commercial Transport of Equines to Slaughter Regulations (9 CFR 88) and included is information about the location of the violation, the fines received and the case status.

Violators List 2011

Beltex FOIA

Beltex_FOIAResults from Freedom of Information Request show severe abuse previously undisclosed: New data provides over nine hundred reasons for the urgent passage of bill banning the slaughter of American horses.
Animals' Angels received over 900 pages of documents and photographs from  the United States Department of Agriculture taken during part of 2005 at the Beltex horse slaughter plant in Texas. The documents, which were received 36 months after making a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, reveal an appalling number of incidences and an equally appalling degree of suffering sustained by horses. Evidence indicates alarming crueltycorresponding directly to horse slaughter.
The large FOIA document contains hundreds of photographs that graphically depict horses with open fractures, legs missing, battered and bloody faces, eyeballs dangling and what appears to be horses left to bleed to death. The document provides unimpeachable evidence for the immediate ban on the slaughter of American horses. Read More...

Read them HERE.

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