Then, immediately after the auction's barn manager saw our investigators filming, he had a conversation with one of the workers, who then began to remove the calf. At first the worker roughly lifted the calf by the skin on his back, but the barn manager told him to carry the calf, most likely afraid of being caught on camera "in the act" of such poor handling. The calf was then put in the bucket of a Bobcat and hauled away.
On September 14, 2015, Animals' Angels again submitted all of our evidence to the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office, urging them to take this continued, egregious animal abuse seriously. To date, the District Attorney's Office has done nothing. No charges have been filed against Escalon Auction and thousands of animals passing through the sale every week continue to suffer.
For more details, please read our full report here.
To view the video from our investigation, go here. (Warning -- Graphic Content)
Add Your Voice to Ours to Help These Animals!
Animals' Angels will continue to investigate and document the horrific treatment of helpless animals at Escalon Livestock Auction. But if the District Attorney's Office refuses to press charges, what else can we do?