Now, we can kill them and eat them, and hey, if you're into a new business plan, you can make money on the whole process too! Here is what I propose: Add dogs and cats to the measure, and let's start eating them too, shall we? After all, people are starving, and the carcasses of our once-beloved animals are FOOD!
Makes me sick.
At least the state's attorney general has half a brain. From the article above, < "...though the state’s attorney general said he opposes the application from a company in Roswell, calling it “a terrible idea.”
“Such a practice, while not illegal, is certainly abhorrent to public sentiment, and I strongly suggest it be abandoned,” said Attorney General Gary King. “I come from a ranching family, but processing horses for food was never part of the plan for raising livestock. Horses are different and should be treated differently.”>
Humans have a way to justify anything they want to. As long as it is okay to kill animals, engage in war, release people who abuse any other being... As long as we as a species continue to take what we want when we want, slaughtering horses will happen. For the meat eaters, what is the difference of eating a horse or a dog? Many nations do that, it is accepted. In my opinion, no difference in killing any animal. Killing is killing. Eat the carcass, or not. I personally can not stand the thought of any of these barbaric actions.
Alternative? Govern how many animals are bred and which ones. Allow only a certain number to be bred, and choose the best animal, not the best color or best head. Be conscientious and thoughtful in the decision to breed. Monitor the number and go by the rules of Supply and Demand. Europe already does this. They buy their 'Edible Horses", their Pony Medallions" --from us, here in the US. Really? My horse, my beloved friend, my partner, (Tchaiko, Luke, or Gazahna) is no longer ride-able, so I send him to a slaughter house so that somebody can savor the taste of their flesh on a plate??? No. As our horses age or suffer injuries that no longer allow them to be ridden, take care of them, and if needed, by offering euthanasia. Castrate wild stallions to keep the population down or implant them with hormones so they can not reproduce. Supply and demand, people. There are far more cats and dogs being neglected, tossed to the side of the road, starved and dropped off in shelters.
Let's start eating them! We already kill them, why not. There is my opinion. I am totally and unequivocally against slaughter and against EATING them for God's sake, it flat out sick to me, but like I said in the beginning, that is my opinion.