Go to a horse auction and you will see only old, crippled, lame , sick horses that need to be slaughtered.
That's what the Pro-Slaughter people say. It certainly is not true. We have proof over and over that is not true.
Here is an example of a horse we purchased for $50.00 (fifty dollars!) at the TN horse auction a few weeks ago. This Quarter Horse type gelding, Chief, is about 5 years old. He was a little underweight but it gaining nicely. He could easily have been in the kill pen sent to Mexico to be slaughtered for human consumption a few days after the auction. Chief was lucky a SaveTheHorses volunteer was there to save him. What's even better is, he has already been adopted but a young Cowboy, Lex, who loves him dearly. This 'no good' horse is actually quite good and perfect for a child with limited horse experience to ride off into the sunset. They will enjoy many years together because all the volunteers and supporters at SaveTheHorses.org care about the welfare of horses.
When someone says horse slaughter is necessary and tells you about the 'no good' horses at the auctions, you speak up for the horses and tell them about Chief. I know Lex and his family will be forever grateful we saved Chief. We are grateful they saw his beauty and ability and opened their hearts to him.