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A 16-year-old Shetland pony waits in a stall prior to being auctioned off at the Enumclaw Sale Pavilion in Enumclaw, Wash. on May 9, 2015. Horses and ponies are considered livestock by law and are not treated under the same protections as domestic pets. Strays are required to be sent to a live public auction. If a bidder does not come forward to save them, they are sent to slaughter in Mexico and Canada. (photo © Karen Ducey Photography)