Originally Posted by boots
It would appear that your information possibly came from the horse fund dot org horse slaughter fact sheet page. No citation for their claim was given.
I share your concern for optimal care for horses. We just differ on whether it is ethical for horses to be used as food.
Actually I never said I was against slaughter or if I was against using horses for food. If it's done humanely and the conditions in transit were adequate I have no problem. I forget if its France or Spain but a long time ago I read an article about who horses were raised for food and the rules for transit were very strict...I think that's ideal. What's more of a problem to me is over breeding, and people who are not responsible pet owners...I have a serious problem with people who have a horse for years, a horse who has toted their butts around the arena or taken care of their children in the saddle, suddenly not having enough money for a dignified ending when their horse comes up lame. We are all entitled to our opinions.