2015/02/07

New Holland – Pennsylvania | Horse Auction | Horsemeat Import

When our investigators arrive at the Hoover Horse Sale in New Holland at 8:50, the parking lot is already crowded with many Amish and Mennonite buggies. Despite the cold temperature of - 4° C, people are rigorously test-driving the horses at the track. This auction has several areas where they keep animals prior to their being run through the sale...read more


cat Animal Welfare Foundation, USA, Horsemeat Imports, Tierschutzbund Zürich
2015/02/03

Los Lunas – New Mexico | Update on stallions shipped to Dennis Chavez | Horsemeat Import

A follow-up investigation conducted by our partner organisation Animals’ Angels USA has found that the 224 stallions and 64 mares shipped by Ole Olson to Dennis Chavez on January 15th were transported by Montoya Trucking, a company Chavez uses for his slaughter transports to Presidio and Santa Teresa. Montoya uses single deck trailers with very...read more


cat Animal Welfare Foundation, USA, Horsemeat Imports, Tierschutzbund Zürich
2015/01/31

Los Lunas – New Mexico | Dennis Chavez Slaughter Horse Feedlot | Horsemeat Import

Ever since investigating the shipments of the 224 stallions to Dennis Chavez, we have been extremely concerned about the welfare of these animals, so we decided to check into it ourselves. The day we inspect Chavez’ feedlot in Los Lunas, all pens have access to hay and water, which is some relief. We also don’t observe any obvious injuries or dead...read more


cat Animal Welfare Foundation, USA, Horsemeat Imports, Tierschutzbund Zürich
2015/01/31

Middleburg – Pennsylvania | Horse Auction | Horsemeat Import

The Middleburg Horse Auction is a monthly horse sale with a large Amish and Mennonite attendance. When our investigators arrive at 10:00, several Amish and Mennonite buyers are seen rigorously test-driving the horses in the parking lot, despite the frigid temperatures of - 7° C and icy winds.As we make our way inside the barn, we note approx. 100...read more


cat Animal Welfare Foundation, USA, Horsemeat Imports, Tierschutzbund Zürich
2015/01/30

Penns Valley – Pennsylvania | Horse Auction | Horsemeat Import

Our investigators arrive at the Penns Valley Horse Auction on January 30 at midday. It is an extremely cold day with the temperature at - 7° C and strong winds. Even with the inclement weather, the sale is very busy this day, having approximately 450 horses for sale. There are mainly Standardbred driving horses and Belgian Drafts available. ...read more


cat Animal Welfare Foundation, USA, Horsemeat Imports, Tierschutzbund Zürich
2015/01/15

Los Lunas – New Mexico | Transport of stallions to Dennis Chavez | Horsemeat Import

Our partner organisation Animals’ Angels USA has received information that on January 15th Nevada kill buyer Ole Olson transported 224 stallions to the feedlot of New Mexico’s largest kill buyer Dennis Chavez. It is important to question how these stallions were shipped. The US regulations for the transport of horses require that every stallion is...read more


cat Animal Welfare Foundation, USA, Horsemeat Imports, Tierschutzbund Zürich
2014/12/19

New Holland – Pennsylvania | Slaughter horse collecting station | Horsemeat Import

Mel Hoover, owner of Hoover’s Stable and Sale Barn in New Holland is a long time horse trader and auctioneer. He holds a monthly horse sale which caters to the Amish and Mennonite community and is frequented by many kill buyers including Brian Moore and Bruce Rotz. In the past, we have routinely documented substandard conditions at his stable and...read more


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