I know it is illegal, but we need to reinforce this!!!!!!!!!
Incorrect. Equine slaughter is NOT illegal in the U.S. It's only been banned in several states, one of which is California. That means at least 47 to 48 of the U.S. states still allow it.
Why can't you anti-slaughter folks seem to get that fact straight?
The SALE of horse meat for human consumption is banned in the U.S., not slaughter itself. If I so choose, I could have my own processed for meat. I could give the meat away, but not sell it.
I agree with Kevin. What I choose to do with my own horses is none of your business. Just because YOU think of horses as pets doesn't mean everyone does, nor do they have to.
Katesrider, horse meat is not considered a delicacy. Many horses are raised as meat animals in Europe, and it's no more expensive than any other cut of meat. That's another fallacy the anti groups put out.
For all of you tearing out your hair and rending your garments over equine slaughter, do you eat meat of any kind? If you do, then shame on you for picking horses out as being 'better' and 'more worthy' than cattle, pigs, fish, sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, etc.