Who, age What Where When Last Known Address
Bryan Morgan horses inhumanely hauled to slaughter

Texarkana, AR

Miller County

July 27, 2006 Belmont, Mississippi
Robbie Solomon horses inhumanely hauled to slaughter

Texarkana, AR

Miller County

July 27, 2006 Belmont, Mississippi
Type of Crime Other Crimes #/Type of animal(s) involved Case Status Next Court Date /Courthouse
Misdemeanor   19 horses Alleged  

Just days after a committee of the US House of Representatives tried to kill legislation aimed at curtailing commercial horse slaughter, a Mississippi man hauling 19 horses to a Texas slaughterhouse has been charged with 5 counts of animal cruelty involving horses.

Photo courtesy of US News Wire    Morgan of Belmont, MS was charged with 5 counts of animal cruelty under Arkansas state law.  The 19 badly injured and abused horses were being transported in a single trailer to the BelTex slaughterhouse in Forth Worth.

90,000 horses are hauled to 3 US slaughterhouses in Texas and Illinois each year, butchered for human consumption and the meat exported to Europe and Asia.

Photo courtesy of KTBS3   Morgan picked up the horses in Mississippi and was driving to Fort Worth when the trailer blew 2 tires and forced him to stop in Texarkana for repairs.  Employees at the shop called local police after noticing the abrasions across the faces and bodies of the horses.  “It looked like someone took a baseball bat and beat the hell out of the horse”, said Greg Fett, manager of GCR Tires.

20 citations were originally written by local police and Morgan was allowed to drive the horses on to the slaughterhouse.

Robbie Solomon of Belmont, MS is the owner and shipper of the horses and has been charged for violating several federal regulations regarding the commercial transportation of horses to slaughter.

Update 8/12/06:
In addition to the local charges pending against the driver of this rig, Bryan Morgan, a formal complaint has been filed with the USDA seeking that charges be brought against the owner/shipper (Solomon Horse Sales...Robbie Solomon) for literally dozens of federal transport reg violations.

This particular load of 19 horses contained 3 mares. 3 geldings and 13 unsegregated stallions.  This is only the beginning of the federal charges that Solomon could potentially be served with.

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