Originally Posted by natisha
Then your paper should include who is eating the expensive imported meat. It's not the starving.
This brings up another point. I am a firm believer that not all of the meat needs to be exported to be eaten in fancy restaurants in foreign countries. What's wrong with making horse meat available in supermarkets and/or butcher shops? Now, this is just guesstimation, but I would guess that it would be less expensive than beef, even though there are fewer horses slaughtered simply because of supply and demand. Most people in the US have an aversion to eating horse meat (I wouldn't because I don't like the taste), but I'm sure that people living in poverty stricken areas that cannot afford beef wouldn't complain about having a cheaper red meat alternative.
Especially considering the fact that the price of beef is about to skyrocket due to the drought we've had the last 2 years.
ETA: Also, seeing my avatar made me think of this, why couldn't they add in the BLM Mustang culls to the slaughter numbers too? I know, I know..."But, but, the mustangs are a part of history and they all deserve to be freeeee". However, how much money could our government save if they disposed of those older unwanted horses that are standing in holding pens eating expensive hay year around?