Now, you say that cows and pigs aren’t meant to be kept as pets, but horses are? OK, if you say so. In the US, cats and dogs are classified as companion animals. Cattle, swine, poultry—and equines—are considered livestock. Horses are unique in that they’re also beasts of burden who are able to perform a service to people. They’re all animals, though, and just because horses are prettier or more romantic doesn’t make them any different. It’s no more immoral to slaughter a horse than a cow than a puppy dog. Yet in India, where cattle are sacred, the very thought of killing a cow is sacrilege, while we don’t think twice about eating them in the US. Dogs are eaten in China. Monkeys are eaten in Africa. Horses are eaten in France. What, I ask you, is the difference?
Another question: Why do you care what happens to the horses body after it’s dead? I’d rather see it go for meat and at least be used for something than rot in the ground, all the while polluting the environment. Chopping up a dead animal is not inhumane. It’s dead for cryin’ out loud! Not to mention, the whole point of slaughter is to get meat….so why wouldn’t you feed them to people?
And one more question: Where do you sleep? Seriously, if you can’t go in your room because it’ll make you cry. … Funny, when I look at my horses, I don’t see a slaughterhouse. I see their devotion, trust, and gratitude that I have given them a second chance at life.