Hmm. I know that it's quite a controversial topic, but I'd just like to share my concerns and see if anyone shares them...?
My number one concern is for the safety of my horses. Slaughter is a money-driven industry, so I can see a lot of people buying horses for cheap at auctions and such and selling them to slaughter and things like that. My concern is horse theft – I'm really worried that more and more horses are going to be stolen... which puts mine at risk, obviously.
Another concern is that since the consumption of horses was also legalized, if people eat American horses, they're going to get very sick. I'm sure that most of you, and pretty much every other horse owner in the country, regularly apply fly spray to your horses in the summer for comfort and health, right? Well it says on the labels of most fly spray bottles: "Not for use on horses intended for slaughter." If mainstream horses are being slaughtered... well, do the math, eh? Also, dewormer could be a concern. Dewormer is rather toxic, and when a horse is dewormed, the chemicals enter the bloodstream and most ticks will die because of this. But if you don't deworm a horse, it's a sad, unhealthy mess and that is, indeed NEGLECT!
I don't see very strong logic behind this movement. What do you guys think? Do you share any of the same concerns?