*TRIGGER WARNING, DEAD BODIES*
Just some photos from the auction vigil/investigation. We got there later than I had hoped so I couldn’t manage much (photos are prohibited and therefore hard to get once people show up, as photos are incriminating and the workers know this. Under cover videos are what have gotten them arrested in the past). The most traumatizing event was definitely the dying lamb, or ‘Tempace’ as we decided to name her. She died in our arms seizing and bleeding out, from being thrown over the fence and breaking her leg and then being trampled for hours before we showed up. There was also a white mule (pictured/videoed) who we named Romeo, who was the sweetest dork in the world. He just wanted love so badly. We kept track of his number and are currently attempting to track where he ends up - if it’s anywhere near a slaughter truck, you bet I will be stealing him and sending some auction workers in his place instead. Not pictured is Dafillin, a chestnut gelding that really broke my partners heart - he had an old weathered halter on with little rhinestones and the faded words of ‘I love my owner’ imbedded in it. He was absolutely terrified and bucking and screaming at every sound. The workers had to beat him fairly hard to get him to quiet down and walk straight during the bidding. They tied him when they were done and he worked himself up so bad he almost broke a limb as he struggled to get away. In the first photo is Grettle, a bone thin mare that wouldn’t let us touch her. She was horribly head shy and covered in whip marks and open sores. She just wanted death honestly, and it felt like I was looking into the eyes of a corpse. Also pictured is a pile of dead bodies, mainly goats, that we were greeted to seeing the moment we pulled in. One was still alive, struggling and flailing in the bottom of the pile, gasping for air. He left a bloody trail of red tire tracks that led us back to the pile of corpses that was blocked off and guarded from the public. Unfortunately, since we arrived late, the workers were in full force and I couldn’t get a photo back there. We know where it is now however, and as such we WILL try again..