At the Centennial horse sale, 28 horses were sold that day. Kill buyer Charles Carter bought 26 of them. The investigators noticed a crème colored mare with white mane and tail. The auctioneer announced that she could not see. Afraid to enter the sale ring, an employee had to put a belt around her neck and guide her through the ring. The mare was purchased by Carter. Concerned that he would ship her to the slaughter plant with the other horses, Animals’ Angels contacted USDA officials to inform them of the purchase. Federal regulations prohibit the shipment of blind horses for slaughter.