Last year, a PETA undercover investigator rode along with a “kill buyer,” someone who buys horses and transports them to slaughterhouses or feedlots, the group said.
PETA said the kill buyer was caught on tape admitting that the test forms he carried “certifying” that the horses in his trailer were free of equine infectious anemia — a potentially fatal viral disease with no known cure or preventive vaccine — were those of other horses.
He said his veterinarian had taught him how to falsify the forms.
The potentially infected horses were unloaded into a feedlot in Stroud, which risked the health of hundreds of other horses, according to PETA.
The group said it also has submitted a complaint to the Texas Animal Health Commission regarding its failure to prevent the same kill buyer from bringing horses to that state.