this is at least good for the horses. some of my friends never actually believed me when i told them that horses are killed in slaughterhouses. they are in complete denial.
to echo everyone sentiments, i always found it strange how our culture here in the usa damn near worships some animals, like horses, dogs, and cats, and doesn't care about pigs, birds, and cows. if someone kicks a dog while the animal is on a walk, everyone is outraged (as they should be). the reaction is overwhelmingly against that action. they say things like, "how could you be so cruel as to kick a defenseless dog for no reason? the dog never did anything to you, you're an asshole" etc. but for some reason thousands of cows hanging from a meathook (while they are still alive!), while their throats are slit and bleeding to death, that is not considered cruel.
some of my friends have even made derogatory comments about some cultures that eat dogs and cats. i always like to point out to them, why the hell is that so different than what you are doing? why is that more
ing than what you do? whether you eat cow, pig, bird, goat, dog, cat, rat, it doesn't matter. it's still a dead fucking animal!