I think this post mainly stemmed from earlier this week when I was driving to a school to sub and on the radio two morning hosts were discussing the horse ban being lifted. The woman was completely disgusted because we were actually going to be slaughtering horses and then exporting to countries who do eat horse. But yet she has no problems eating beef, pork, or poultry. She simply disagreed because horses are pretty and aren’t made to be eaten. In the words of my other sister in law “you can find beauty in any animal whether it be a horse or a cow”.
As a country we tend to forget that we are not the only country in this world and that because we have been pointed in “correct” directions of what to eat, it doesn’t mean that it is the only right way to eat. Just because the US doesn’t eat horses, does not mean that it is wrong that other countries do. It is simply a different lifestyle and in some countries horses are considered a delicacy. We shouldn’t look down on them because they choose a different “correct” way to eat, we should simply respect their choices.
I believe the horse slaughtering ban being lifted is a good thing, and that is spoken from a true horse owner and someone that adores horses.
Again, keep in mind these are only MY opinions. You have the right as an individual to believe as you believe, horse owner or non horse owner.