Originally Posted by Saddlebag
You need to understand these people are horse brokers. They bid on the unwanted, take them home, hold them for a while to get weight on or for better market prices. They are more than happy to sell to private individuals as long as they make a profit on their expenses. They don't usually advertise that they are kill buyers nor do they necessarily see themselves as that. Keep in mind, many of those horses are there for good reason, it is time. Some horses just shouldn't be rescued.
I disagree - Yes, some horses have come to the end of their time, either through old age, illness or just sheer neglect and they are unable to recover, but I think that some ways of ending a horses life are better than others - have a look at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=XKsJqhEbLuI
I know it's for horses in Australia, but I'm sure this is common in slaughter houses throughout the world - my girl will be having a dignified death when the day comes - not sent off to slaughter because it's her time.......