Personally, I think horse slaughter is dumb, mainly due to the fact that most people love their horses and give them all sorts of medication that will and does taint the horse's meat. Do I really want to be ingesting bute and other drugs that say on them "not for use on animals intended for human consumption" by eating a horse that had been treated with a drug like that? No thanks.
However, I'm also firmly a believer in "agreeing to disagree" and I hate arguing just for the sake of arguing (which is really what horse slaughter topics always turn into) so I try to stay out of controversial threads.
I'm never going to be able to change the minds of people who are already firmly pro-slaughter (and I even believe that slaughter has it's, rare, place) and I've accepted that. I need to be respectful of their choice and not try to beat them into agreeing with me. That's only going to get them to disagree with me more.
I know other options to slaughter (breeding in a more responsible manner, education, etc) and I try to educate the people I know who are open to education. I tell them both sides and let them make their choice.
It's like religion. You can believe whatever you want is right but that doesn't mean that you can/should force others to believe the same thing if they don't want to.
As the saying goes, "you catch more bees with honey."
And yeah, I hate horses SOOOOO much. That's why I talk about my horse all the time and spend pretty much all my money on her...cuz she's my least favorite EVER.
Fabio - 13 year old Arabian/Lipizzan gelding
Rest peacefully, Lacey.