While the plant sent out an official "Warning Letter", the Plant Administrator, Sara Gurrola, informed McBarron she would need a response letter from him regarding the incident, stating that the horses had been fed with "nothing but grass." McBarron promised to do so. This level of prompting for specifically worded paperwork clearly shows a personal relationship and one that is completely inappropriate for the business at hand.
Our investigation also revealed that according to the International Health Certificates, all horses (no matter where the shipment originated) were inspected by Dr. Timothy Holt from Terrell, TX prior to shipment.
Which begs the question: How is it possible for Dr. Holt to inspect all these thousands of horses coming from Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana?
To read our detailed report, please go here.
Worse Yet, The Pens
We not only conducted in-depth background research into his ever-growing empire -- Animals' Angels investigators visited Mike McBarron's collecting station in Forney numerous times as well, and followed trucks loading and unloading at his facility. As many already know, this location also doubles as the site for McBarron's broker program.