First, I want to clear things up: I'm not against horse slaughter. I'm neutral on the subject. The only thing that bugs me about slaughter of ANY animal is unnecessary cruelty, which needs to be addressed. I believe horse slaughter has its place.
But one thing I've noticed, both on this forum and other places, is when someone comes in who's against it, and they get roundly attacked. What puzzles me is that most of the attackers are horse owners/lovers who consider horses "pets", more or less.
If someone suggested slaughtering our pet dogs and cats, there would be an uproar of protest, especially amongst pet owners. Yet so many horse owners seem to be in favor of horse slaughter. I'm scratching my head over that one.
Again, I'm not against it myself. I'm just trying to figure out why so many "horse lovers" are all for it. Enlighten me, please!