Horse Cruelty Info
Title 18, Section 5511
The Henneke Body Scoring Chart is accepted in court as a scientific method of scoring a horse's body condition. It is used successfully in court to prove neglect.
Horse Cruelty Cases
Horse Cruelty at Auctions
PA State Police arrest horse dealer at PA horse auction
PA Cruelty Law at New Holland, PA Auction
Down and bleeding inside a trailer with Maine license plates at a New Holland, PA auction. Reportedly the horse later died. No charges were ever filed. Blood was pooling on the ground under and outside the trailer.
Down Belgian was down all day at a PA horse auction. Several bystanders attempted to get the horse to rise. A vet was never called...
Severely foundered mare's face reveals the pain she is feeling. Mare was found down on a truck at a New Holland auction. Blood oozed from her coronary bands.
All Had Broken Legs & were Hidden on A Trailer
September 27, 1999
Colorado State University in a report commisioned by USDA/ APHIS stated in her report regarding New Holland and published in The Horse in their December issue;
According to Dr. Temple Grandin,
" The New Holland sale will
not accept horses that are severely lame or
in very poor condition. "
Note this horse's left stifle area and the cannon bone area.
PA Anti-Cruelty Law, Title 18, Section 5511
(d) Selling or using disabled horse.--A person commits a summary offense if he offers for sale or sells any horse, 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.
Transporting this horse from North Carolina to PA to a horse auction and offering it for sale was in clear violation of the PA Cruelty Law. An auction sells horses, it does not provide medical or surgical treatment, it is not a facility for a horse's humane keeping, nor does it destroy horses.
And how in the world could this auction be considered the,
"nearest available appropriate facility" ???
An auction SELLS horses.
Look up the word "auction" in the dictionary.
Finally, the person(s) responsible for the cruel treatment to this horse
The Equine Protection Network extends their appreciation to thePA State Police for enforcing the PA Cruelty law. We hope you take the time to also thank the PA State Police and to make horse owners, dealers and haulers aware of the PA Anti-Cruelty Law.
The little filly who was also transported in violation of the PA law.
They Are Still Alive...