If you feel tied down by horses wait until you have kids, lol. At least with my horses I can go by myself and do things. I don't have to load them in a trailer everytime I got to the grocery store. If I want to go anywhere and my husband isn't home I have to pack four kids along. If I want to travel I have to include the cost of someone to watch the kids while we are away or the cost of taking them with (oh what fun). I don't go out at nights because babysitters are expensive. At least with pets you can stick them in a cage, house or stall and go somewhere for a few hours. If I where to do that with my kids I'd have CPS at my door.
100% Anti-Slaughter and PROUD of it!