Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Gallant, Alabama
It's not a big deal. Horses are livestock, just like cows, pigs, and whatever. Some people ride cows, some people form attachements to cows like we do horses, yet it doesn't seem to bother them that cows are slaughtered for meat. It certainly doesn't bother me that horses are slaughtered, I'm pro-slaughter myself.
Horses aren't people, no matter how much we humanize them. They are, at best, pets, 'friends', and companions, like dogs.
I've often said, and still say, that if it ever comes down to a time when I can not take care of my horses, and can't sell or give them to a good home, I'd send them to slaughter myself because I would rather them be killed and their parts/meat used than I would sell them and see them suffering on down the line from neglect or abuse.
Horseshoe Loop Farm: Home of Gypsie (22 y/o TWH mare), Dakota (10 y/o TWH gelding), Codie (18 y/o Walkaloosa gelding) & Harlow (9 y/o APHA mare)