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What's Worse Than Horse Slaughter?

obmug Wrote: Apr 06, 2013 7:14 PM
You have hit the nail correctly.....we recycle horses, we don't "slaughter" them - one never hears about chickens or fish being "slaughtered". Furthermore, the bleedy-hearts keep trying to accuse us of raising old dobbin for the table......in reality (as I remember it), most horsemeat produced in North America was recycled into pet food.
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...