I live in a country where the slaughter of horses is still legal and happening. We call them 'Knackeries' or 'Doggers' - Because of the use of the meat in pet food. I actually have no idea if we produce any horse meat that is sols for human consumption. There is actually a lack of real, tangible information on Australian Horse Slaughter on the internet, apart from some PETA similar bleeding heart websites.
I wonder why that is - Are we as a country more practical? Is it not such a big issue because we don't have the massess of unwanted horses that the US does? Is it because there hasn't been as many abusive sutiations found as there have been in other countries?
I have actually never heard a news story or similar about inhumane treatment of horses at the doggers in Australia.
I just think it's very strange that this is such a big issue in the US but such a non-issue ghere. Of course the banning of the sale of horse meat for human conumption in the US has made it a big talking point, but wasn't it a talking point before that? Why don't they re-open slaughterhouses and use the meat for other purposes - Pet food, Game animal food, other by-products?