Warrants issued in fatal horse-transport crash
“I really don't know what to say. I'm surprised by it all”
Animal cruelty warrants have been issued for the driver of a trailer that crashed in Wadsworth last fall, killing 18 horses, and the owner of the horses, but prosecutors say apprehending the two is not ... via Lake in the Hills Countryside
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#1 Jan 8, 2008
This unfortunate and horrific accident has turned into a Salem Witch Trial. Based on everything I have read on this subject and incident, no laws were broken in regards to the use of the double decker. Certainly the driver should face some kind of charges as anyone should in most traffic accidents but the owner appears to have been transporting horses as the law allowed at that time.
#2 Jan 9, 2008
I am a horse and animal lover, but I think these animal rights activists are going over board with this incident. There are no laws against hauling horses in a double-decker trailer to an auction barn, which is where they were going. It is illegal to transport them in that way to slaughter only, and they weren't going to slaugher. HELLO Verndale,MN is in the USA and horses aren't slaughtered in the USA, so what is the basis of these charges against these men???
#3 Jan 10, 2008
The horses will inevitably be sold to someone in Canada who will transport them to Japan where they will be slaughtered for food.
#4 Jan 20, 2008
I know Keith and know that he would do nothing to willing hurt any of these horses. His is in business to buy and sell horses; some may go to slaughter, but then so do a lot of animals. Let's not go over-board on this issue!
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