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Horse Cruelty Information
Title 18, Section 5511
PA State Police arrest horse dealer at PA horse auction
PA State Police Enforce
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.
The Labor Day Mares
A Mule & 2 Standardbreds-
Downed Filly Shipped
The Horse that the Killers Refused & the Vet Passed
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September 27, 1999
Remember what Dr. Temple Grandin, Department of Animal Sciences, 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. "
The New Holland sale has banned horses with severe welfare problems from their sale. "
Horses in this pen, where the injured filly was found, belong to a New York killer buyer, destined for a Canadian slaughterhouse. Once the PA State Police began their investigation, the New York killer buyer refused the purchase of the filly.
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.
Note her right rear hock.
PA State Troopers observed this filly, AFTER she had been sold to a New York "killer buyer". Fluid was observed draining from the wound.The filly was observed holding her leg off the ground & resting the injured leg.
X-rays taken by a full time equine veterinarian proved the infection had indeed entered her hock joint.The large swelling on her hock was referred to by auction personnel, "as a small knot".
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,
An auction SELLS horses.
Look up the word "auction" in the dictionary.
Finally, the people responsible for the cruel treatment to this horse, John H. Schuffler, better known as Herbie Schuffler of Valdese, NC, and brother of convicted horse thief, Steven Schuffler also of NC, and Ernest S. Shaw, Troy, NC were held accountable, made to pay a fine, AND the horse's suffering was ended.
Because of Mr. Schuffler's decision to write the District Magistrate a bad check for the fines imposed on the cruelty to animals and ag code violations, Mr. Schuffler now has a criminal record which will follow him wherever he goes.
One has to wonder if the PA Department of Agriculture is going to issue Mr. Schuffler a dealers/haulers permit...
What true horsemen would condone the transportation of this horse from North Carolina to PA to be sold for meat, and then transported to a holdover farm in New York, over 200 miles, before finally riding over 500 miles to Canada, along the infamous stretch of New York highway known as "The Torture Trail", in an overcrowded cattle truck with no food, no water, no rest, and not enough ventilation??
This whole process could last a week or more...
All this pain and suffering so some owner and a a few so called horse dealers could squeeze the last few dollars out of her...
The Equine Protection Network extends their appreciation to the PA 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.
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