....and they eat dogs in China. And they eat kangaroos in Australia. And they eat monkeys in Africa. And they eat cows in the United States.
Is it any different? No. It's all abuse.
Just because the horse is the most romanticized, or the most beautiful, or whatever, doesn't make it any different.
As I have stated from the very beginning, and like Barnrat is backing me up on, the focus needs to be on finding more humane methods of slaughter. For all the reasons I stated in previous post, at this moment in time horse slaughter needs to continue. And even if it is made illegal in the US, it will simply leak into Canada and Mexico where it IS allowed, which is a longer, harder trip on the horses coupled with unregulated methods of killing.
Now is that a solution? I think not.