18 June 2008
Many former racing horses are slaughtered for profit.
When a thoroughbred race horse reaches the end of its career or is simply no longer profitable on the track, it is often taken directly to auction and sold for meat. Because horse slaughter is no longer practiced in this country, these thoroughbreds are now being shipped by "killer buyers" to slaughterhouses abroad.
"Hidden Horses" - HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, May 12, 2008