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What's Worse Than Horse Slaughter?

Ms Kelly Wrote: Apr 06, 2013 11:01 PM
I don't normally agree with Steve Chapman, but on this issue I think his position is the best. No one wants to see horses die, but they do die, and we must deal reasonably with that sad fact.
When it comes to government action, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Hold down gasoline prices to help motorists, and you create shortages. Punish landlords to protect tenants, and apartments get harder to find. Invade Iraq to spread freedom, and you get civil war.

Likewise, a change that may look harmful can serve benevolent purposes. Take the law just signed in Oklahoma to legalize the slaughter of horses for food. Counterintuitive though it may be, it will probably work to the ultimate benefit of horses.

Starting in 2006, Congress tried to end the killing of horses in...