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Special Agents Looking for Horse Slaughter Kill Buyer

information obtained through Horseback Magazine and other sources

Realtime Cattle Rustler on the Run

Known and documented Kill Buyer, 26 year old Trenton Dale Saulters sought

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Special Rangers with the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) are looking for a man on the run charged with stealing cattle from auction barns and individuals in Erath, Gillespie, Rains and Johnson counties worth an estimated $165,000.

Warrants have been issued for Trenton Dale Saulters, a 26-year-old while male from Waco, Texas. Saulters has brown hair, brown eyes, stands approximately 5-feet 11-inches tall and weighs 215 pounds. Saunters is currently out on bond for two prior livestock theft charges.

Anyone with information on Saulters should call TSCRA’s Operation Cow Thief hotline at 1-888-830-2333, Special Ranger H.D. Brittain at 817-599-5088 or Special Ranger Marvin Wills at 254-865-2571.

TSCRA has 30 special rangers stationed strategically throughout Texas and Oklahoma who have in-depth knowledge of the cattle industry and are trained in all facets of law enforcement. All are commissioned as Special Rangers by the Texas Department of Public Safety and/or the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association is a 134-year-old trade organization. As the largest and oldest livestock association in Texas, TSCRA represents more than 15,000 beef cattle producers, ranching families and businesses who manage approximately 4 million head of cattle on 79.5 million acres of range and pasture land, primarily in Texas and Oklahoma. TSCRA provides law enforcement and livestock inspection services, legislative and regulatory advocacy, industry news and information, insurance services and educational opportunities for its members and the industry.

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  1. LOSER. What a creep. Steals other folks animals to send to slaughter so he can pocket the funds.

    Personally while I no longer eat red meat–I consider a creep like this a total loser. I hope they find him FAST. And lock him for a LONG TIME.


  2. he has already done this 2x now a 3rd time??? what were they thinking to let him out on bond? i hope that those Special Agents kick his butt all the way to jail!


  3. Hey, doesn’t he look like he could be a brother to the guy next to Slaughterhouse Sue in one of the pictures? Louie, I think you have a great idea because our Mustangs and Burros are appearing all over the country. It
    would be great if we could check out the Mustang for sale ads to see where they came from and if it sounds fishy get a hold of this hotline. I do know for a fact that at least 4 or 5 mustangs where slaughtered at DeKalb in the last year that it was open. Very Very sad. Its so obvisous that they want to clear all the range land because once the horses are what we call ADOPTED there is NO trail to find out how they are doing. I asked my senators why there was no method or paper trail available to find out their location. We have all sorts of breed registries, why not a Mustang and Burro registry. I also indicated that if money was the issue, WE ARE ALREADY PAYING MILLIONS with this ill fated, demoralizing and cruel process of rounding them up and shipping them off to different parts of the counry. I would like to post the names of all the “Killer Buyers” in my area because most do not know who they are. I could even share this at my club meetings. I’m with Margaret haven’t eaten beef or pork
    in a very long time. And personally, I don’t miss it. Its amazing how many law enforcement agencies they can field when it involves cattle. While our horses are a different thing. Amazing. I sure hope they find this guy.


    • There is a lot more to the story the deeper you dig…gems, diamonds and jewels of information on extensive criminal activity on all associated with this low life.



  4. I think he got busted initially for loading them on a double decker then they realized this was a PR story for a better image on slaughter… Doesn’t look that to me at this point! This is the kind of person who buys our wild ones… a repeat buyer there! yuck


  5. Well they had this clown on the news and I saw him and the cattle on labor day weekend. They ran an ad on kxxv on the 10 o’ clock news and I knew for certain this was the guy, so I call the task force hotline, which goes to a ladies voicemail stating she will be out of the office till 5 Oct 2011. So I call the sherrifs office, they havent a clue. Take info and wait for regular business hours to proceed. ( some of these cattle are still on the property next door to me) Thankfully Special Agent Marvin Wills answered his home phone at 10:30 pm and went on to explain that they were not paid for from the auction barns, hence the warrants. Just to let yall know, just an honest man trying to do my part, chad ps: my hat goes off to Marvin Wills for posting his home # and knowing that a lawmans job is 24/7!!! atta boy!


  6. Interesting. On that note, I have another kill buyer FYI: Kill buyer Dave Quinn has a warrant out for his arrest in Arizona in regards to a dui where he hit and run someone on the road. (not related to animal cruelty) I went to all his court cases and I followed him on the road to Texas when he fled the nite before his sentencing hearing. When he was here, he used to leave small babies to die after he took their mothers to slaughter, and the horses in his lot always ended up with knife stab wounds and were tied up for days. I have purchased and saved many horses from him. He fled to somewhere in Texas right before his sentencing date. Would love to find him so that we can report him to the authorities here. If someone frequents the Texas auctions please be on the lookout for him. Pictures of him are on my fb page. Thanks a lot.


  7. There is a new update on Trent Saulters, he was recently released from jail and is back at the auctions doing his shady best. We have a report that he has already taken a small stables for a group of horses. He has taken money for horses and did not deliver. Release in August and already under investigation with local law enforcement. Here is more reading on Trents recent Business transactions, shocking!


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