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RE: [RC] OT Horse Slaughter- mixing issues - Melissa Alexander

Aren't there two separate issues here, one the morality of 
slaughtering horses and two treating animals humanely.

I think there are more than two issues. There's the issue of overbreeding
and producing surplus horses. There's the issue of people being unwilling or
unable to provide an alternative to slaughter. There's the issue of how to
handle unwanted horses if they are not slaughtered (in the US or at all).
There's the issue of humane holding facilities. There's the issue of humane
transport. There's the issue of humane methods of killing the horses used
*every time.* There's the issue of the "morality" of eating horses. 

It's not an easy issue. I think making changes at the slaughter end creates
more problems than it solves. It seems more logical to make the changes at
the front end and figure out how to create less surplus.



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[RC] OT Horse Slaughter- mixing issues, Sheila_Larsen