Originally Posted by goldilockz
I agree with Spastic Dove. Also, the horse industry needs to push for humane slaughter legislation. Yes, slaughter CAN be humane, if done right. We have a massive overpopulation problem, and until BYBs and irresponsible horse owners are held accountable for their contributions to the issue, horse slaughter is a necessity to prevent unwanted horses from being neglected, abused, and starved. I could never eat horse meat, but who am I to say someone in Mexico or Canada or even here in the states shouldn't?
Horse slaughter can be done just as humanely as most beef slaughter plants IF we push for the regulations to be enforced. If you've ever said all horse slaughter is inhumane, but you eat beef, you're a hypocrite, to put it plainly.
I know that isn't the popular opinion, but it's the realistic one. It's sad that there are so many unwanted horses in the world, and I would home and feed them all if I could.
Please don't stone me :P
I agree to you mostly, some horse will never be able to go to any home safely either they will be a threat to either other horses or humans, horse population as nothing to due with those horses. The irresponsible breeders and byb will always be there, some of them will break rules and you name it those ones don't care. Ever another way to look at this is invcrease the numbers of riders ie increase the demand for horses, to create homes for them.
About some of the other options they cost money and slaughter does produce some money for the owner, not much but some.