DID YOU KNOW...?
In Alberta, more than 300 horses per day are slaughtered, to be processed for human consumption? These innocent animals are brought to the auction, where many owners think they will be bought by a loving family, having no idea that they are purchased by the "meat buyers" instead. In some cases, breeders getting out of the business just dump their entire herd at the auction and walk away. It is a very stressful time for these animals, as they are taken from their home, put in a holding pen, then through the auction ring (where it is very noisy and loud), then back to a holding pen, and finally chased into a waiting trailer to be driven to the slaughter house, where they again are shifted from pen to pen until they actually go through the processing plant.
BRENDA AND HENRY FEHR