Originally Posted by evaluna
Animals have a certain place in our lives but they can not replace a daughter a son or a partner. We should not forget this. They are animals that is the problem with alot of you people . You create this imaginary bonds with horses that don't exist. You guys put animals on the same level as human beings.
I don't see how "team mate" relates to "replace a son or daughter"
No one is saying that.
What we ARE saying, is you must respect life.
This is so offtopic of horse but right up there with respect:
Are you aware that in the past 13 years, the chicken industry has begun to take steps in securing the welfare of the laying hens? Why? Because we are trying to respect them, which we weren't doing so well before.
It's still not perfect, but we all know in our right minds that chickens are not going to "replace a son or daughter" and yet they still deserve to be treated well.
Just because you are human, doesn't mean you can treat other life like trash. HORSES included.