NASHVILLE, Tenn.- After a trailer carrying dozens of horses collapsed on the interstate, many residents were outraged to find out that the horses were headed for a slaughter house.
The crash happened Tuesday, just after 12:45 p.m. at the split from I-24, near mile marker 7. Traffic was backed up for hours while crews worked to clear the scene.
The trailer from Three Angels Farms was carrying 37 horses, headed to a town in Texas. Thirty-six of the horses inside had to be moved to another trailer after the crash while one had to be euthanized when it couldn’t stand up.
Investigators said the trailer seems to have buckled on its own. Leann McCollum from the US Humane Society believes the accident happened because of greed.
Note: This is the second time in 6 months that this “farm” has crashed.
Needless to say, the surviving horses didn’t get a break. They were loaded onto another truck and still shipped to Texas for slaughter in Mexico.