Investigators arrived at the sale at 10:30am. Inside the very large show area, the auction was already in progress. For sale were approx. 160 mules and 6 horses, all of them were kept in individual 10x10 portable stalls. The stalls were very clean and all animals were provided with water & food. Mules and horses were sold in teams or individually, all were handled calmly. While one kill buyer was in attendance, he did not purchase any horses, most likely due to the high prices.