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Livestock auctions

Auctions are a stressful place for animals

  • Animals can be transported for long hours without food and water, only to arrive at a noisy and unfamiliar place. Sometimes, they do not receive food or water during their entire time at an auction.
  • Many animals being advertised for sale have untreated diseases and injuries.
  • When animals are stressed, they can go into fight, flight or freeze mode. Sometimes animal handlers at auctions use rough methods like electric prods to move an animal that is stressed.

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