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Slaughter house horse rescues

Horses across the U.S. could be in trouble. The slow economy had made it harder to keep these animals and many end up at the auction house.

A five year ban on horse slaughterhouses in the U.S. has been lifted and several states are preparing to open processing plants .

The Human Society says hundreds of horse auctions are held each year in virtually every state and every year thousands of horses are sold off. The horses come from race tracks, riding academies or private owners. Many of them are bought by so called "kill buyers" and sent to the slaughter house.

Husband and wife team Gregg and Erin rescue horses from these auctions. The put the horses through rehab and then begin looking for permanent homes for them.

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