Auction Operator Fined for Equine Transport Law Violations

The USDA is seeking $162,800 in fines from an Ohio livestock auctioneer and shipper for violating the Commercial Transport of Equines for Slaughter Act, which regulates treatment of slaughter-bound horses. At issue is the shipment of 1,345 horses to slaughter facilities in Texas between 2003 and 2007.

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) complaint filed in

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