Every horse slaughtered by American (North& South) means should have someone crying for them.
If the roles were reversed and the NORM was slaughter, how would you like if it you were told by others that you must send your horses to slaughter or you're cruel and unfeeling? That's where my disconnect with the antis occurs.
Just because you or I won't send our horses to slaughter doesn't mean we get to tell others what they can or can't do with their own horses, as long as it's legal.
If it's not your horse you don't get to make decisions about its welfare. That's quite simply the bottom line. Antis want to take something that's perfectly legal and make it illegal simply because they think they have some kind of moral high ground, and know better than everyone else.
It's NOT about tainted meat or worrying about poisoning different cultures, although the antis will rally behind that convenient smokescreen. It's all about trying to force your moral standards onto the rest of the population, and that's something I simply can't agree with.
If we're to have the freedom to make choices about what happens to our animals, then we have to give the same rights to everyone else.