VIDEO: Workers Auction Stone, Whip, Animal Scissors
A secret PETA investigation
Strange animal auction sell animals as objects — they sell living things to the highest bidder, who sometimes slaughters them or uses them in so-called “canned hunting. They are also a hub for roadside zoo operators and other shady animal traders, and they keep the exotic pet trade alive. We know that these auctions are a stop to cruelty. But the abuse that PETA witnesses observed during the auction was also shocking. See for yourself:
The animals seemed tense and frantic being kicked, whipped, shoved and dragged to and from the terrifyingly noisy auction block. In response to these and other obvious Animal Welfare Act (AWA) violations, PETA will urges the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to investigate the Cleveland County Agricultural & Livestock Exchange and throw the book at the responsible parties.
We also ask the exchange’s owners and operators to cancel the “alternative pet” auction scheduled for March 2022 and ban any exotic animal auction Word takes place at the site again. Click “Take action!” button below to join us.
At the auction house, one can clearly see the panic of the animals. PETA investigators documented auctioneers chasing scared and stressed bison, oryxes, and bison to and from the auction site via improvised pens, where they can easily injure themselves or others.
Once forced into the auction, animals are sold in a noisy, stressful environment. Workers jostled and lifted many people aloft near boisterous, noisy strangers. Some traumatized animals are roughly handled as nocturnal, and others are predators – certainly adding to their profound terror.
The animal above was a severely stressed 6-month-old coatimundi that was sold for $1,500. He was walking around behind the scenes, and the auctioneer remarked that he was “nervous” of all the noise. He bit the auction block handler and screamed and shivered with excruciating pain when the handler raped him. Left alone in the wild, coatimundis (a relative of the panda) inhabit grasslands, temperate forests, and rainforests of Central and South America. It is important to their health that they have proper nutrition and the opportunity to climb, dig and root around. In the wild, they live in flocks of 4 to 26 females and their offspring. Common coatimundi diseases include agoraphobia, heartworm disease, rabies, and ringworm. The latter two can be transmitted to humans.
Did the coatimundi buyer above consider the many complex needs of this sensitive animal? There’s no way to know, since animal auction participants aren’t vetted and the trade isn’t fully regulated — but history and common sense tell us that This coatimundi and others are auctioned just like him dead.
Animals that are hung or dragged by their tails, pulled by their horns
Other animals were also dangling. Like the coatimundi, workers hang a wallaby by its tail, causing it to struggle wildly.
The other workers pulled up the Kunekune pig tails (and molded them)…
… And one man carried a piglet on one leg.
Handlers also kick and whip goats and sheep. “Stupid bitch,” the worker called out to the sheep she kicked over and over.
Other workers pull the animals with their horns…
… And one man smashed an escaped goat next to a pen. The worker called the animal “son of a bitch”.
Some of these animals were transported hundreds of miles from out-of-state traders. Others were transported to the chaotic activity from nearby roadside attractions, including a longtime PETA target Zootastic Parka miserable North Carolina roadside zoo has repeatedly shown that it cannot or will not provide the animals in captivity with even basic care.
When they arrived at Shelby, workers unloaded a wall crane, two maids and three juvenile African cranes. A 16-month-old wallaby, who struggled while handlers hung him by his tail, at risk of injury, was sold for $3,800. The services sell for $4,000 each. During the auction, Zootastic owner and operator Scottie Brown yelled at the auctioneer that the animals were “imported” and “new blood”. The auctioneer added that the animals were “breeders.”
One of the cranes that was being held by their wings, unfit and potentially causing pain and injury, was visibly panicking when unloaded.
From April to June 2020, Zootastic transported 14 goats, 10 monkeys, six bison, six squirrel monkeys, four alpacas, three kangaroos, two Watusi cows, two wallabies, two animals macaws, two sand cats (a type of bird), two cranes, a camel, an Amazon parrot, a magpie and a tamandua (a type of anteater) at the Pet Auction on the Gulf Coast in Florida. And in May, the roadside zoo shipped a 10 days old monkey patas to the 5-H exotic animal auction at the ranch in Missouri.
Animal exploitation is a type of garbage that cannot be washed.
Notorious operator Hollywild . Animal Park also apparently sold this turtle at the Shelby auction.
Usually, it’s a high price for the final price
Where do these animals go after they are bought in the auction? When they are not on display at roadside zoos or are exploited for the exotic pet trade, the animals purchased at auctions are often dragged to slaughterhouses or even used in livestock. canned hunting (aka hunts that take place on private lands set up as for-profit hunting reserves or ranches, where hunters can pay to kill native and exotic species) . Oryxes is usually killed in canned food industry in the United States A Shelby auctioneer broke makeshift murals to escape his confinement and nearly stabbed several workers to death in the process.
Although oryxes are mostly extinct in the wild, and even though they are protected under the Endangered Species Act, canned hunting farms can use loopholes to obtain permits to kill them and hunt them down. Bizarre animal auctioneers like Shelby help sign these animals’ death warrants.
When they weren’t paraded around the chaotic auction ring, the animals were crammed in barren crates and rudimentary makeshift cages.
Many are so crammed together that they cannot freely move around or even stand up, like pigs above or guinea pigs, pigeons and turkeys below.
This confinement can cause ongoing stress, lead to excessive aggression and trauma, and create a breeding ground for infectious disease, which in turn also poses a threat to human health.
Ask the strange animal auction organizers to call it quits
Furniture sold in an antique auction will be treated and handled with more care and consideration than these animals have been awarded. In our letter to the USDA, we are calling for the atrocities mentioned above and beyond (e.g., the condition of these cows, they are severely underweight, shows that illness, inadequate veterinary care and/or malnutrition…
… Or this zonkey doesn’t seem to be getting any veterinary reviews after he frantically struggled for more than a minute with his leg stuck in the portal of a makeshift painting while workers tried to untangle it. escape him).
We require the USDA to conduct its own investigation and hold consigning exhibitors, agents, the Cleveland County Agricultural & Livestock Exchange, and any other responsible parties liable in maximum scope of the law.
Please urge the operators of the Cleveland County Farm & Livestock Exchange to cancel the Shelby Alternative Livestock Auction scheduled for March 2022 and prohibit any exotic animal auctions taking place at this place again.