I am pro slaughter only because I know it's the only option and some horses are honestly better off that way... I hate the idea of it and I don't like thinking about it, but it is what it is and until someone can come up with a better idea for how to save them all then it's really the only option. It does make me happy that hopefully this plant will do things humanely and we won't be shipping to mexico as much.
As far as the meat goes, I couldn't willingly eat it. It's just a personal thing where I just could not do it unless I was starving. Heck I can hardly eat our own beef cattle we butcher because I get so attached.