Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Many countries actually raise horses as meat animals.
There was a video a few years back that people were waxing poetic about. It showed some horses that were stranded during a flood, and they were finally rounded up and rescued.
What the people oohing and ahhing over the video didn't know, was that those were meat horses. The animals needed to be rescued in order that the farmer didn't lose his investment and future earnings when the animals sold for food, just the same as any beef cattle breeder.
I don't have a problem with using horses as a meat source. After all, they're herbivores and a natural prey species. Just like cattle, goats, sheep, rabbits, etc.
We here in the U.S. eat pigs, and they're much smarter than horses. They're also omnivores, not herbivores.