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Journey waits outside the Jones Livestock Sale in Oklahoma before she wound up with a meat buyer.

After a brush with slaughter, a journey home

Night was closing in as the terrified filly ducked and darted away from strangers in the muddy paddock outside the Jones Livestock Sale in Oklahoma; she waited for her turn. Later in the evening of Oct. 23, after the farm equipment and tack had been bid on, the animals auction began. The goats, the cows and other livestock were sold first, and last came the horses. It was nearly 10 p.m. by the time the un-tattooed Thoroughbred filly scampered through the indoor corral, nervously passing 100 onlookers, including meat buyers. Nobody noticed her. “The auctioneer had little to say about […]