I've been a horse lover and a horse owner all my life, BUT why in the world not
allow humane slaughter of horses for FOOD! How is it any more sensible to allow
a horse to be put down, then have the dead stock hauler take the carcass away
for dog food than it would be to humanely slaughter the horse for human food!
The objection to eating horse meat is simply an emotional one. All
over the world, people eat horsemeat--it's only in America that we have such a
silly attitude. If slaughter of horses for food were allowed by law, slaughter
houses could be regulated and we wouldn't see horses going across the border to
Mexico for inhumane slaughter.The west isn't the only part of the
country to suffer from an abundance of unwanted horses--Kentucky has a real
problem, too. And with the huge increase in feed costs, it's going to get
worse.My dad remembers eating horsemeat in some of the best
restaurants in Phoenix during WWII. We may come to it again. If you don't like
the idea, nobody would force you to eat horsemeat!