MOFFAT COUNTY, Colo. – A Colorado man is now under federal investigation after he sold hundreds of horses, and advocates fear the animals may have been slaughtered for food. The government is now making sweeping changes as a result.
FOX 31 Denver’s Jeremy Hubbard traveled to Sand Wash Basin, near Craig, Colo. to delve deeper into the controversy, and to speak with wild horse advocates Nancy Roberts and Carol Walker.
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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.)