The horse slaughter auction continues at Sugarcreek

It cost $14,000 to save just 25 horses at a recent Sugarcreek auction.
Three years ago, we brought you the tale of LeRoy Baker’s Sugarcreek horse auction – where unwanted steeds are bought up in the hundreds and sold off to the slaughterhouses every Friday. After our story ran, letters poured in from readers who were disturbed by the reality of this age-old tradition, and accused Baker of being a murderer. But the truth was, if no one else was going to cough up the money for these unwanted animals, what was Baker to do? …

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