I have to agree with Blu about the selective breeding. Now we have standardbred so they are all pure and all registered. I've only had maybe 3 horses in total that were not registered...and they were the best ones I've ever had.
Now about the slaughter issue. Personally it would be amazing is all horse slaughter was stopped. It has been proven that humans were ment to be herbivores. Just look at our teeth is what people say. But over the years we have become omnivores. But stopping slaughter in the US, I think, is now a bad idea. From what I've read and heard, more horses are going to Mexico.
There, they are treated much worse and cruely then in the US. I believe they have seen a 300% increase if I remember correctly.
Im not saying im for slaughter cause I am not. But I would rather see a horse slaughtered in the US were there are some regulations rather then in Mexico where there are none.
If the has banned Slaughter....all North America should...and in studies they have said that horse abuse and neglect would NOT rise at all...it would actually decrease supposidly.
But that's just my opinion...dont burn me lol...