The way it used to be in the USA
O.K. Lets start from the beginning. A foal is born right? O.K. Lets say its a paint or Appaloosa. Those people breed for color color and color. A foal is now born. But, oops, no color! We wait till the foal is old enough to be taken away from mommy then ship them to the auction.
Now were at the auction. (see picture)The kill buyers come along and buy them, by weight, and ship them to a "feed lot". At the feed lot they get all they want of grain hay and water. After they are fat they go to the slaughter plants. There they go into the shoot. They shuffle them forward, one by one, and a giant hammer comes down with out them knowing it, without them feeling any pain.
And allot of times the kill buyers buy the horses fat and ship the straight to slaughter.
Now you may be thinking that that sounds kinda mean, cruel, abusive. Well then, lets go through that again now that the US plants are closed.