Who knew you could pack nearly 60 horses into a double-decker trailer designed to haul pigs and cattle? The owner of those Belgian draft horses that were being hauled through Lake County obviously did. So far, 15 of them are dead with the remaining 44 safe at area farms.
The driver has been ticketed and national equine associations say they're going to fight to take those remaining horses away from the owner, who as of now remains a mystery.
And what were draft horses being hauled from Shipshewana, Ind. to allegedly an auction in Minneapolis? Equine folks tell The Hound they believe the steeds were headed to be slaughtered for pharmaceutical estrogen production someplace in Canada. Most of the horses were yearlings or two year olds, prime fodder for estrogen used in estrogen replacement therapy, The Hound is told.
Authorities have praised horse volunteers who rushed to the scene, taking them off the trailer one at time. Volunteers praise law enforcement for keeping a safe accident scene at Route 41 and Wadsworth Road, near the BP station. No humans were injured in the rescue attempt.
What did Gandhi say, something about the way we treat animals says something about a society?