I also don't like that we've closed down US Equine slaughterhouses since they were at least regulated by the FDA and provided more humane death.
I largely agree with this when the option is left open to ship them out of the US for slaughter. The intent of the law was, I feel sure, was to stop the slaughter of horses. Why the loophole that was missed has not been closed to fulfill the intent of the law I do not understand.
The "largely" I mentioned is that yes, with the FDA involved, there was a 'more' humane death. But I'm inclined to believe that horses cannot be slaughtered in a slaughter plant humanely.
This from a person that was raised in an area where there were a lot more draft horses working the land than tractors and no one thought anything about sending horses to slaughter.
What can I say? Back then no one, or not many at least, thought much about a lion spending it's entire life pacing a concrete floor back and forth in front of steel bars.
I was called 'chicken hearted' back then. Guess I still am.
Job in CA sounds like one a horse person could easily burn out on.