Uneducated will always start a riot against what they believe is wrong just "because it is."
I was one of those in Middle School. I wrote a letter to my Governor ( he had nothing to do with horse slaughter, but it was a project) and said how much it was wrong and cruel, and blah blah... That he should ban it, etc. etc. Now that I'm older I understand it better.
I'm one of those who'd rather have a horse slaughtered than starve. Would I be upset if my horse was sent to slaughter, naturally... but I can't justify not allowing slaughter just because of the off chance my horse would end up there when he/she got older. I'm pretty sure that's what happened to my childhood mare. Sadly we had to sell her and the guy who bought her appeared shady, never heard from them again.
Pro Humane Slaughter.
The Fluffy Equestrian
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