Originally Posted by Kincsem
Greed is the reason slaughter exists and those who really care about horses are against it even if they can profit from it. Evil is never necessary and good people do not let their animals starve.
That's insulting. It implies that those of us who see the necessity of slaughter don't care about our animals. You couldn't be more wrong if you tried. The reason slaughter is necessary in my eyes is because I would rather see a horse go to slaughter (humanely and yes it IS POSSIBLE to have a humane slaughterhouse) to feed the hungry than see that horse neglected and abused.
Greed is not the reason slaughter exists. Greed is the reason slaughter is necessary. You can thank the backyard breeders who look at horses and see money signs for that. The backyard breeders who breed horses just to sell them.
Slaughter is not evil. Good people do not let their animals starve, but good people also do not stand by and let other people's animals starve if those animals can go and serve a good purpose and feed the hungry.
The sad truth, as DakotaLuv provided an example of, is that people WILL let their animal starve if they can't afford to take care of it, and you simply CAN NOT feed every unwanted horse in the US. Do you have any idea how many unwanted horses are bred every year due to ignorance, negligence, and greed?? It is idealistic and unrealistic to think that we can just "open our hearts" and feed every single unwanted beast. I sincerely wish we could, because contrary to what you believe of a pro-slaughter individual, I actually do care about the horses.