If you follow the links on my post instead of getting bent out of shape and just blindly disagreeing because I think you don't know all of the facts, you would know that the slaughter houses in the USA were horribly out of compliance with waste removal rules, completely inhumane and are like a cancer to our society.
Eco-friendly is very very 'in' right now, that's why I posted links to studies of the pollution the plants create.
Cancer is never 'in' so the "perfectly good meat" that you mention is riddled with carcinogens that cause sever, likely fatal, illnesses in those that ingest it. THERE IS NO WITHDRAWAL PERIOD FOR BUTE. When zoos quit feeding the meat to their animals, I find it's time to quit serving it to our fellow human beings overseas.
I think that the EU will be enforcing their new regulations on contaminated american horse meat July 31.
I also don't find that $35 or saving $1000 is worth watching poor ole fluffy march through a slaughter house terrified and fighting for her life only to be brutally 'processed.' I also don't think it's cool to put an animal through that because you want a younger, better version to show. HORSES DO NOT LIVE FOREVER! YOU KNOW WHEN YOU PURCHASE ONE THAT EVENTUALLY YOU WILL HAVE TO EUTH. AND DISPOSE OF THE ANIMAL. YOU SHOULD PAY THOSE FEES JUST LIKE YOU WOULD PAY VET/FARRIER/DENTAL FEES. Man up and let your horse go with peace and dignity.
I know that not everyone cares about animals wellbeing, that's why I posted links to studies and papers and articles that PROVE that horse slaughter is not only bad for the horses involved, but is also bad for our ECONOMY in the good ole US of A, HEALTH of those who eat it, ENVIRONMENT and is also relates to the HIGHER CRIME RATES.
Who benefits from this? The only people who do are the owners of these plant, and I promise you they are sitting back somewhere giggling like little girls, counting their money and wondering how so many people are standing up and fighting for their profit.