Were Horses Bound For Stables Or
Use of Double-Deck Trailer Raises Doubts
About Owners' Intentions
12:09 am EDT September 17, 2004
9:12 am EDT September 17, 2004
FLEMINGSBURG, KY. -- Did the owners who lost 25
horses in an horrific highway accident plan to sell them to riding stables
or to a slaughterhouse? News 5's Brian Hamrick went to Jody Ramey’s
farm here Thursday to ask.
Dozens of emails to WLWT expressed outrage after a
double-deck trailer crammed with more than 50 horses flipped over in
Dearborn County (Ind.) Wednesday, spilling its cargo along the highway.
The emails said transporting horses in a double-deck trailer
is inhumane and that the horses must have been bound for a slaughterhouse.
Ramey was quoted as saying the horses were bought at auction in Minnesota to
be sold to riding stables.
Hamrick posed the question to two men at the Ramey farm.
"I don’t want to talk about nothing," one man said. The other
Killed In Accident
The federal government has a five-year plan to phase out the
double-deck trailers by 2007, News 5's Joelle Girone reported, but
there’s a catch:
“There is a loophole in the law that doesn’t cover
pets or riding horses,” Girone said.
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