Hundreds of animals are ‘sold to be slaughtered at auction’

  • Footage reveals what is thought to be South Korea’s largest dog meat auction
  • 200 dogs seen crammed into small cages while being sold to the highest bidder 
  • Auction took place ahead of Bok Nal, at the height of summer, when the majority of the dog meat consumed in South Korea is eaten 
  • Campaigners are urging South Korea to ban the market and close it for good

Undercover footage has revealed the distressing conditions suffered by hundreds of dogs inside what is thought to be South Korea’s largest dog meat auction house. 

Investigators from US charity Lady Freethinker captured images from the Nakwon auction house, in the city of Namyangju, over the summer.

The footage was recorded ahead of Bok Nal, the hottest period of summer when most dog meat is traditionally eaten, when the auction house is at its busiest.  

Undercover animal activists found around 200 animals for sale, crammed

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KAR Auction Services (NYSE:KAR) Downgraded to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

KAR Auction Services (NYSE:KAR) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Wednesday, reports.

According to Zacks, “KAR Auction Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a used vehicle and salvage auto auction company in North America. The company operates in three segments: ADESA, IAAI, and AFC. The ADESA segment provides whole car auctions and related services to commercial fleet operators, financial institutions, rental car companies, used vehicle dealers, vehicle manufacturers and their captive finance companies, and franchised and independent used vehicle dealers. This segment also provides value-added ancillary services, such as inspections, storage, transportation, reconditioning and titling, and other administrative services. The IAAI segment offers salvage vehicle auctions and related services. The AFC segment offers short-term and inventory-secured financing, known as floorplan financing, to independent used vehicle dealers. KAR Auction Services, Inc. is headquartered in Carmel, Indiana.

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Manheim adds locations to mobile auction sales progam


Manheim has expanded its mobile auction network, with a new mobile sale launching Wednesday in Rochester, N.Y.

The company is conducting the Manheim Rochester site in partnership with Bob Johnson Automotive Group.

Manheim Rochester, which was previously Central Auto Auction, is the auction company’s first physical presence in the area.

(A Manheim spokesperson confirmed that the site is still owned by Bob Johnson Automotive and that the sale is a partnership between the dealer group and Manheim).

Manheim added a mobile sale in Novi, Mich., which is hosted by Manheim Detroit, in August.

The company now hosts more than 45 monthly mobile sales.

Among those are 27 recurring sales and 18 event sales. The mobile auctions are held at “non-traditional locations” including dealerships, hotels, race tracks and beyond.

In short, all the usual technology and amenities

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Christie’s watch auction to feature luxury timepieces with Mideast links

DUBAI: Set to open to bidders on Oct. 15, Christie’s upcoming online watch sale “The Dubai Edit” features a host to luxury timepieces with historical links to the Middle East.

Some of the timepieces up for auction were made specifically for collectors from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait and Jordan.

Remy Julia, Head of Watches at Christie’s Middle East, commented: “The regional and global demand for rare and limited-edition watches remains robust, and we have sought a range of pieces that have specific relevance to Middle East collectors for this online sale. The MENA region is one of our fastest-growing markets globally, and we anticipate a strong outcome from emerging as well as established collectors.”

Set to run from Oct. 15-29, the watch sale includes a rare Rolex Gold Day-Date, reference 18038, with a blue dial embellished with a red khanjar, made for a collector in the Sultanate

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How to buy a car on auction without being taken for a ride

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There is good news for those who are feeling the financial pinch, but still need to purchase a reliable and affordable vehicle.

And that is that vehicles that have been repossessed for public auction, can currently be secured at discounts of up to 78% — and these discounts may even expand further in the near future.

Quoting industry experts, Business Insider has said this week that while there may be great discounts currently available for bargain hunters at repossession auctions, repossessed vehicles do however present risks — including that a buyer may end up with a dud.  

At the outset, the first way to ensure the best possible deal when purchasing a repossessed vehicle, is to try and select or make a bid for a vehicle which is still under a warranty or which still has

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Rare low-mileage Porsches up for auction

Four incredibly rare low-mileage classic Porsches are all going under the hammer at the same auction next month.

Rarest of the quartet is a 1974 911 Carrera 2.7 Targa. Painted in an unusual and eye-catching magenta colour called Karminrot 909, only two were sold in this particular shade.

The Targa was restored in the 1990s and has won many awards. It’s expected this desirable open-top will fetch more than £100,000.

The Porsche 911 (993) Carrera RS

Another 911 in this sale is a Speed Yellow Carrera RS that’s covered only 34,267 miles from new in 1996.

Still with its original engine and the Clubsport Aero kit fitted by the factory, this racer for the road should sell for more than £300,000.

The 1988 Porsche 928 S4 Manual

Silverstone Auctions reckons the Porsche 928 S4 with rare manual gearbox and a mere 10,325 miles from

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Rare gold coin of Md Ghori up for auction in London

An extremely rare early 13th-century Islamic coin bearing the sole name of one of the forerunners of Muslim rule in India – Sultan Mu’izz al-Din Muhammad – is going under the hammer in London on October 22 and is estimated to fetch between £2,00,000 and £3,00,000 (Rs 1.89 crore and Rs 2.84 crore.)
The pure gold coin was issued by Sultan Mu’izz al-Din Muhammad, also called Muhammad Ghori.
The large coin from the Ghorid dynasty will come under the hammer of specialist auctioneers Morton and Eden.
Mu’izz al-Din Muhammad was born in Ghor, now the heart of present-day Afghanistan.
Together with his elder brother, Ghiyath al-Din Muhammad, they created a vast Ghorid empire stretching from northern India in the east to the margins of the Caspian Sea in the west.
It is Mu’izz al-Din’s successful campaigns in India for which he is most well-known today.
As swathes of Indian territories
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Christie’s online watch auction to sell timepieces with links to Middle East

Christie’s Important Watches auctions have been replaced with digital events in New York, Geneva and now Dubai. Watches Online: The Dubai Edit will offer virtual viewings and online bidding opportunities between October 15 and 29. For those who prefer to see the timepieces in person, appointment-only slots are available to book until Wednesday, October 14, at Christie’s Dubai’s offices in Dubai International Financial Centre. Viewings will take place between 10am and 8pm.

With 161 lots on offer, and a combined estimate of $5 million, the sale is billed by Christie’s as “the most valuable online watch sale ever”, which is probably an accurate statement, given the enduring strength of the horology market in the GCC.

Lot 155. A steel Submariner Milsub Rolex, c. 1977, made for the British Royal Navy. Courtesy Christies.
Lot 155: A steel Submariner Milsub Rolex, circa 1977, made for the British Royal Navy. Courtesy Christie’s

The watches will appeal to the first-time bidder as well as the dedicated auction-goer. For the serious collector,

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Poinsett Auction & Realty to auction Contents of The American Legion Post 214 Military Museum

GREENVILLE, S.C., Oct. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The American Legion Post 214 Cecil D. Buchanan Museum of Military History has decided to close their doors and have graciously asked Poinsett Auctions to auction off the vast history that lies within these walls, with the proceeds going to the original owners.

“I hate to see this place go but at the same time, it has given us the opportunity to spread some of the greatest pieces of military history to collectors all around the world who appreciate these relics of war. Some of these items will consist of several firearms ranging from the Civil war era all the way up to the Cold War, Japanese Swords, Flags, Helmets, Uniforms, and, not to mention, an original German MG34 with Tripod!” said RJ Crowder.

This auction will be held on October 24th, 2020 @ 4pm EST at 57 Smith Tractor Rd, Travelers

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Around Town: 13th Butterflies Flight auction goes virtual, raises $100,000 for D-11 and Rotary | Lifestyle

The 13th year for the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs’ highly anticipated auction of large art butterflies and dragonflies would have been a Western-themed evening of “Butterflies and Boots” at the Boot Barn.

Then COVID-19 crowd restrictions put its spurs in it.

Instead, the club persevered in an all-new, 2020 way, concluding the fundraiser virtually without a traditional formal gala. It was a success, netting more than $100,000 for School District 11 art and STEM programs and Rotary service projects.

The large juried-artist metal butterflies and dragonflies had been introduced in a socially distanced Grand Reveal on the lawn of the Pioneers Museum where they remained, often serving as photo props, during September.

The 38 desk-top petite butterflies could be seen in the wide, sunny windows at Lawrence Dryhurst Gallery, 122 E. Kiowa St., and on the auction site. Silent bidding ran throughout much of September.

On Sept. 26, art

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