I started this thread with the title "Does anybody on this forum like horses?" The title was changed by a moderator.
My point was this: Think about the 12 year old girls that could be coming here to learn about horses. Think about how they are being horrified by all the people who eagerly want to promote a fast easy market for substandard horses. I would be mortified if I were a kid that was full of hopes and dreams and love of horses.
When I was 12 I had already Slaughtered Deer and cattle so no biggy there. I knew where my food came from and not a supermarket. I think most horse kids know this. If not they will soon learn. It is part of life. Like it or not.
This forum is overrun with profit seeking people who find horses to be no more than a market commodity.
I love my horses but just like anything in life they are not free. They MUST pay their way. So yes I expect them to make me money. Hay may grow like trees but it is not free. Nor is anything else about horses free or even cheap.
I have been accused of trying to start an argument by starting this thread. Well if that is true, it seems that I was successful. The relative lack of people that see problems with slaughter does not show a lack of support for my position. It merely shows that most people that agree with me are not on this forum any longer.