So what makes the lives of the slaughter horses any more important than those of a dog who is no longer a "cute puppy", whose uncaring owners send it to the kill shelter?
Originally Posted by MysterySparrow
I agree that people should be sterilizing their pets, but I don't personally think you can compare the overpopulation of stray cats and dogs to that of horses. In general, horses are not running feral, in every neighbor hood of the US, breeding all by themselves.
What makes the lives of the slaughter horses any more important than that of the kittens being euthed? Why should the BYB be taxed for illegitimate breedings of horses but not required to spay the barn cat, and taxed for the same?
I don't see why they would have any greater value...unless you are considering horses as a tool
, which it seems that many people here do not.
At least the slaughter horses can be used to feed people, perhaps even cheaply, and provide jobs that are very much needed in this economy.
At least their deaths don't have to be a complete waste, and maybe even some small good can come of it.