Now, now herdbound, you're resorting to stereotypes of pro slaughter people, and yet want the stereotypes to stop about the antis? I really thought you were above that sort of thing.
Regardless of whether you not eating meat, not wearing perfume, and using scent free detergents actually works, you
believe doing those things helps you with your rapport with animals. I see nothing wrong with that, even if it's nothing more than anecdotal evidence based on personal feelings.
At least you're trying to live based on your own personal values and courage of your convictions, unlike so many of the antis. Screaming about the 'poor horsies and their hooorrriiibbblllleeee suffering' while stuffing a Big Mac in their faces.
of us, anti, pro, or anti-anti, are against the unnecessary suffering of animals, whether or not they end up as meat. The problem is that we refuse to acknowledge our similarities, but would rather attack each other for our differences. We will never make progress that way, and throwing out insults only muddies the water further.
It's not an all or none concept; there are grey areas, and anyone who is truly concerned about the welfare of animals knows that there are problems with the system. Nobody, pros included, is blind or stupid enough to think that the system couldn't use an overhauling. Will it get done? Not if we as horse owners, antis AND pros, can't come together to show a united front.