2014/01/14

USA – Canada | Pennsylvania – Québec | Horse Transport to the Slaughterhouse Richelieu

Our team arrives early in the morning at the collecting station of kill buyer Bruce Rotz in Pennsylvania. At 13:15, we trail a vehicle belonging to the Guy D’Anjou trucking company, which contains horses from Bruce Rotz. In the evening, our investigators attempt to examine the conditions of the horses, but the only thing observable through...read more


cat Tierschutzbund Zürich, Animal Welfare Foundation, USA, Horsemeat Imports
2014/01/13

USA | New Holland – Pennsylvania | New Holland Sales Stables | Horsemeat Import

In the early morning, our investigators arrive at the New Holland Auction in Pennsylvania. Shortly after, kill buyer Brian Moore arrives for the horse sale, which is set to commence at 10:00. He unloads a few horses for re-sale, but keeps two severely emaciated ones confined in the trailer. Bruce Rotz and other kill buyers are also in attendance....read more


cat Tierschutzbund Zürich, Animal Welfare Foundation, USA, Horsemeat Imports
2013/11/23

USA | Knoxville – Tennessee | Knoxville Horse Auction | Horsemeat Import

Our investigators return to the large slaughter auction in Knoxville in order to examine whether any improvements have been made since our last visit in April. At that time, the auction had been reported to law enforcement for leaving an emaciated horse overnight with no access to food and water. Today we notice that all water troughs are filled,...read more


cat Tierschutzbund Zürich, Animal Welfare Foundation, USA, Horsemeat Imports
2013/10/30

USA | Presidio, Texas | Export Pens - Horsemeat Import

Together with AA USA our AWF|TSB team drives to Presidio, Texas. From here horse transporters cross the border into Mexico. It is a dangerous region. When we arrive in the late afternoon we see how the police is inspecting an empty horse transporter. This is a new observation and may be a result of the police training conducted by our partner...read more


cat Tierschutzbund Zürich, Animal Welfare Foundation, USA, Horsemeat Imports
2013/10/29

USA | Los Lunas, New Mexico | Horsemeat Import - Transport Controls

Our AWF|TSB team together with AA USA again drive to the pens of the largest kill buyer in New Mexico, Dennis Chavez. We were already here in March and found four dying horses in his pens, filming the whole incident. The images were published in, inter alia, Kassensturz and in several newspapers. Additionally, AA USA filed charges against Dennis...read more


cat Tierschutzbund Zürich, Animal Welfare Foundation, USA, Horsemeat Imports
2013/10/27

USA | Billings, Montana – Los Lunas, New Mexico| Trailing of Horse Transport to New Mexico | Horsemeat Import

Our investigators follow the slaughter horse transport of kill buyer Jason Fabrizius from the Billings auction in Montana to the Dennis Chavez feedlot in Los Lunas, New Mexico. The vehicle and its solo driver leave the auction premises at 17:34 on October 27th and start heading towards Colorado. Close to Denver, the driver notices that he is being...read more


cat Tierschutzbund Zürich, Animal Welfare Foundation, USA, Horsemeat Imports
2013/10/26

USA | Billings – Montana | Billings Horse Auction | Horsemeat Import

Our investigators visit the monthly horse sale in Billings, Montana. From here, horses are shipped to slaughter in both Canada and Mexico. Transport distance to the Mexican slaughterhouses can be up to 3500 km. Prior to the slaughter horse sale on Sunday our investigators examine the pen conditions.  In the vast pen area, investigators note...read more


cat Tierschutzbund Zürich, Animal Welfare Foundation, Horsemeat Imports, USA
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