A South Plains feedlot accused of bad living condition for animals - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/17/09

A South Plains feedlot accused of bad living condition for animals

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MORTON, TX (KCBD) - A South Plains feedlot makes statewide news. We want to warn you that the images below might upset some viewers.

The Associated Press says animal rights advocates demand better conditions at the Frontier Meat Company near Morton. They say horses live with decomposing carcasses that are not getting buried. NewsChannel 11 obtained photos late last year, that show dead horses lying on the ground. At that time, we were told it wasn't illegal.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality said something similar to the Associated Press. The AP says the horses are fattened in Morton and sent to slaughter houses outside the U.S.

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