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    Default Horrific trailer crash in OK

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    30 horses in one rig?? What the hell kind of rig is that? A double deck slaughter type????
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    didn't look like a double decker - wooden slats? But still.

    I am so sorry for those horses.
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    The driver fell asleep ~ how T-E-R-R-I-B-L- E-!!!!!!! Jingles for these poor horses ~
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    But, hey, slaughter is a necessary evil, right? And these kind of things are all "one time isolated incidents, and not how the industry really is"

    See how good the conditions of the horses were? (look at some of them - thin) I'm just sure that driver, if he was transporting the horses to slaughter, only had their well being in mind. I am just positive.

    Sorry for the rant, just feeling cranky today.
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    One of the article comments said it was a single-decker, but still, it didn't look very substantial to me with those wooden slats.

    The Olean Livestock Market (which was stated as the truck's markings) is a cattle auction house in Missouri:
    http://oleanlivestockmarket.com/home.html

    What a horrible, tragic, AVOIDABLE mess to have had to deal with.
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    Ugh.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Barnfairy View Post
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    Oh-and the driver was fine.. :/.....Sorry for the horses...and perhaps with this publicity there will be a happy ending for some of them. Then maybe their friends did not die in vain.
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    I can't tell if it is a double decker or not from the photos (my gut says it's not tall enough for a double). They can fit that many horses in a single level.

    The old thin hairy Palomino in the back with big joints sure does pull my heart strings. He was probably someone's steady eddy mount for a long time.

    I wonder what will happen to the horses now?



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    The article said the horses were taken to Perkins, in Oklahoma, which is a nearby city. (In my mind, I imagined them taking the horses to a pie restaurant. Not really funny but that's what I thought of.). Does anyone know if local animal control is based out of Perkins, or if there's a rescue there?

    I feel so very sorry for these horses. You can tell that they were so excited to get grass that even with the injuries I'm sure many of them sustained, they just wanted to EAT. Is there a route to Mexico from Olean, MO that goes through this part of OK?

    ETA: Answered my own question. Highway 44 goes straight from southern MO to Oklahoma City, where you can hit Highway 35 and follow it to Mexico. Seems pretty clear where these horses were headed.



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    those horses don't look like they were going any place good, like others have said, based on the condition they were in.



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    I wonder if they made the driver produce Coggins/health certs on them.

    I didn't see any USDA stickers/auction stickers, so it doesn't appear that they were run thru an auction.
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    jetsmom, from reading some of the comments it seems like maybe they were going *to* an auction (though they may have been between sales - who knows, the whole "low end sale network" is just mind boggling to me)
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    Don't forget, plenty of horses go from auction to auction, dealer to dealer, and network across the country like that.

    We'd find horses that left California, TX, and Illinois not that long ago here in the Colorado lot, headed for slaughter.

    At least her, no coggins was required because they were "going to kill". Why thoe horses don't need a coggins test is besides me. What a wonderful was to spread disease.



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    Quote Originally Posted by FatPalomino View Post
    Don't forget, plenty of horses go from auction to auction, dealer to dealer, and network across the country like that.
    Everybody's got to get their little piece...

    ugh, so sad.

    I really think the low end auction circuit and the transport is the worst part of the whole thing.
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    So sad it makes me sick!



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    It is sad and makes me worried about all those other trucks full of horses out there!

    This is just the one that made the news.



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    Default Update...not good.

    The horses were/are destined for slaughter in Mexico after some time at a feedlot. The survivors of the wreck were returned to the shipper/owner:
    http://newsok.com/oklahoma-turnpike-...stom_click=rss

    Fugly has a link to a list of the horses, most fairly young, with a couple 3-yr-old stallions in the mix. Her link includes copies of all the Coggins for each horse:
    http://fuglyblog.com/?p=2003

    It also looks as if one of the horses on that truck was sold at auction to the slaughter shipper by an alleged horse "rescue", Jack Knife Hollow, whose website has now disappeared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liberty View Post
    The horses were/are destined for slaughter in Mexico after some time at a feedlot. The survivors of the wreck were returned to the shipper/owner:
    http://newsok.com/oklahoma-turnpike-...stom_click=rss

    Fugly has a link to a list of the horses, most fairly young, with a couple 3-yr-old stallions in the mix. Her link includes copies of all the Coggins for each horse:
    http://fuglyblog.com/?p=2003

    It also looks as if one of the horses on that truck was sold at auction to the slaughter shipper by an alleged horse "rescue", Jack Knife Hollow, whose website has now disappeared.

    Then I guess the one's who died on the scene were *lucky* in a sense. A lot quicker than the long ride to Mexico.

    This picture tugs at my heart strings...
    http://www.newsok.com/multimedia/pho...imedia_gallery
    These poor guys probably won't have many more chances to graze on nice green grass and they don't even know it.
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