Posted: Monday, November 12, 2012 10:19 AM
DAWSON, N.D. (AP) -- Twenty-one steers were killed when a semitrailer bound from Canada to South Dakota crashed during a freezing rain storm in North Dakota.
The Highway Patrol says the semi rolled on its side in a ditch Friday afternoon off an icy highway near the south central town of Dawson. Fifty-three steers survived.
The Bismarck Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/T08vce ) that the 24-year-old driver of the semitrailer was not hurt.
Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com
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Posted By: Randy Wagner On: 11/13/2012
This, the 2nd reported crash and unnecessary killing of cattle during shipment. Surely it seems that there needs to be better training required of drivers whom transport live animals. It is rather sad that no one really cares what happens to these animals, it is just a number, just a product.