I do apologize for any offense taken I did not aim for that, to offend I mean or make people uncomfortable. Like I said, it was just something I was thinking about to pass the time and was wondering what other peoples' thoughts on the subject were. I know it may sound odd to some the way I put it but I really just meant for it to be some discussion. And in my opinion some of the best conversation comes from controversial topics of ways of stating things, some take to oddly put things better than others. Everything can't suit everyone, but there are things to suit everyone.
Thank you very much for your input though, despite your obvious dislike for the way I presented it.
The way you started your thread and worded things just sounded very strange to me, and while I may have been the only one, I was not thinking 'jail cell' when I read your post, and it made me a bit suspicious. No harm done, I think I've just been conditioned by the things happening in the world (and in my area) lately to think the worst when I see things like that...
I do stand by my statement that animals are not humans though, and we have to be careful not to treat them as such, or to give them emotions that they do not have. I find myself doing it constantly. I am 100% for as much pasture and turn out as possible, but I will not ever accuse a horse owner of cruelty, abuse, or neglect if they don't have that option, or
if they have a good reason (injury, light colored skin, etc) because IMO as long as the animal is given at least some time each day to exercise, food to munch on throughout the day, and water- they have more than a lot of other horses out there. Horses, thankfully, are very adaptable creatures.