Originally Posted by Ktibb
Because I don't oppose slaughter. I did not want to waste the meat and we were somewhat reimbursed for our effort.
Before the plants were closed the only horses that the slaughter buyers had a choice of were horses with bad conformation, bad attitudes, and then of course the oldies. Now that there is no outlet for all the culls even the good usable horses are there for the slaughter buyers to pick from.
That is what is what really ticks me off. Why I really dislike anti slaughter advocates. In my eyes you are a hypocrite.
I'm not opposed to slaughter alltogether- I'm opposed to improper slaughter (horses being slaughtered in facilities designed for cattle) nor am I opposed to people eating horses (as I've already stated) people could eat kittens for all I care if they were raised and slaughtered humanely, and in accordance with all health regulations.
How is there is no outlet? Horses are still shipped to slaughter every day aren't they? Or do some areas (maybe yours?) not have auction houses/KB's?
I think you made a key point here: The real problem is careless overbreeding of poor quality horses.
What am I saying that makes me a hypocrite?
I'm not saying we should totally outlaw slaughter houses, I'm not saying we should dictate what people can eat...?
I was curious why you would choose to put down some horses yourself vs send some for slaughter (which was for money, fine). What am I missing?
I actually agree with a lot of the points you made.