I'm mostly Pro Freedom. I pay for the horse and pay for its feed and vetrinary care, training and boarding in some cases. I don't ask for a government hand out and most people can't even get a tax deduction for thier horse expenses. Why then should someone that has no financial or emotional conection to me or my horse be able to tell me what I have to do with my horse when it is no longer suitable for my use. The same goes for regulations on breeding. If I want to breed crap to crap then it's my own business and I kindly invite you to butt the hell out. Government rgulation is NEVER the answer and results in increased burdens and decreased opportunities.
Those horses aren't going to feed the poor. Horse meat is a delicacy over there & I doubt the poor are standing in line to get any.