If I had to guess it’s one of those shelters run by extremely naïve people who never really punish bad behaviour and assume they can fix everything with a stern talking to and a finger wagging. Seems like an obvious thing to me not to leave someone bullied with bullies.
It’s not even the smell. They were just punished because of that same foal, so seeing him again will make them angry. And he’s got no one around to help. Of course they’ll hurt him again, just seems like that lady has no sense.
She may not have more than two containment areas, plus she may not be aware that the rape victim pheromone exists and is defaulting to the usual short attention span and punishment fear of Fluffies normally.
This could spur research into it since he’s being treated like a Poopie or an Alicorn for seemingly no reason. Its not like he has forgotten he was raped, questioning his past would likely bring that out.
Its unlikely the bullies will be killed given its a Hugbox shelter. So most likely he’d get stuck in a cheap fishtank with toys by himself eventually. Given the punishment tank wasn’t close enough to the others that they could yell at him while he was by himself his tank would likely be located next to it.
Logistically he’d be the first one offered, specified as a case of victimization by others and thus perfect for people only ever wanting a single Fluffy when adopters show up.
All I’m saying is if I were in her position I wouldn’t risk that situation repeating. Seems straight forward to me. It doesn’t matter to me what the reasoning for the attack is, just keeping all the foals safe. Clearly he isn’t in there.
I don’t need an essay to explain away her being unobservant.