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Horses are not raised in the US for slaughter, the slaughter industry has previously benefited from the equine world because of a need to dispose of unwanted horses. Hundreds of thousands. Many of these horses are the product of racing, Premarin farming, specialized breeding, and backyard breeding. I am without question opposed to horse slaughter. As a country, it seems, many feel the same way. This issue has plenty of emotion and arguements on both sides. If, with the elimination of horse slaughter in the US, created a large amount of unwanted horses, we should not seek the easiest option, but perhaps the better option. If we look to industries (and this applies to many beyond horses) to be more thoughtful about their breeding practices or that animals are not by products of a pharmaceutical company's drug creation, there would be fewer unwanted animals. Despite slaughter houses claims that they can offer humane slaughter, they are not set up to handle equine processing, which is more specialized with a longer necked, skittish animal. I do not place judgement on those that wish to consume different types of meat, but using the logic that if other countries are consuming it, we should benefit , perhaps we should turn our animal shelters into slaughter houses. I know there are countries that consume all animals we consider domestic.
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