Okay so here where I live locally they do a livestock auction every wednesday. Well me and my dad went yesterday so that we could buy some bacon:) lol. My dad had to work in the morning so I went with my sister. And they start at 10 am with sheep then goats then calves hogs then horses. From 10 to 7 they were on goats and sheep.. HOLY COWW! The rest went buy really fast and my dad got there about 6:30 ish.. maybe sooner. He was too tired to have to go back home get the trailer and pick up the pigs so we decided just to watch to see how much horses were going for.
Many people that live in my area know the known horse trader there.. Not going to mention names here because I don't feel like getting in trouble. I hate how this person works though. This person just buys the horses and will try to sell them saying that they came off ranches and are kid broke and the best horses ever.. and if he can't sell them.. ya'll know what he does with them. Even if they are good horses.. just to make some money.
Last night, there was 70 horses running thru the auction block. I think he bought most of them.. FOR DIRT CHEAP a little paint yearling that I wanted to watch run thru he bought for $2 per 100 pounds.. and he was aroun 800 pounds.. so if you do the math.. this horse.. that could be trained still.. just a baby!!! Sorta.. he was probably 2.. sold for ONLY 16 $.. this is crazy.. The most expensive horse there that we watched was $30 per 100 pounds.... the horse market is crappy here right now. Im lucky I still have my horses..
Sorry, I don't have anything agaist slaughter for old and crippled horses but, it gets to me when someone doesnt have a heart and would do it to a perfectly good horse.. to make a couple 100 $s..