Two thumbs down to Ari LeVaux and The Independent. There are a number of arguments made for horse slaughter in this editorial, none of which I agree with, what irritates me the most though is that it's being said that these horses have "few natural predators to worry about". Maybe we should scale back on killing the wolves and other carnivores that live in the same ranges with the horses if we're having issues with overpopulation? And lastly, I would say that horses are not the same animals as cows, chickens or pigs, they are more intelligent which is why humans use them as working partners or keep them as pets. Many, many people have a serious ethical revulsion to horse slaughter, although maybe it's time that we all became a little repulsed with the lack of dignity and respect shown to the animals we eat on a daily basis.
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