Originally Posted by Mama26kids
it really just all comes down to dollars for pro slaughter people. When all you see after you horse dies is a 'shell' then there isn't much to try to say to that type of person. I won't send my dogs or cats, cow, horses or any other critter on my farm off to slaughter because the 'lovely vessel' that carries their life is too special to me to just let it me hacked up and eaten. I don't treat my friend and family that way.
No need to insult the pro slaughter folks. I had a dog that went into a coma, that day he was put to sleep and a week or so later, he came home in a box, cremated. That day cost me about $3k, to get back ashes, that sit next to me now. His collar and photo sleep next to my bed.
My horse will not see a slaughter house, if I still own him, and that's within my control.
However there needs to be an option for people who care less than me. And I'd rather those horses see a slaughter house than starve to death in a field that no one can see. My horse would see a red needle after having some carrots, but not all horse owners are that way. I firmly believe there are worse things than death.
If you have more faith in humanity than I do, then I wish you luck when you get your wake up call.