So Canada eats horse too? Why did I not know that? I didn't even know that Mexico eats horses either... and my mom is from Mexico and I have been there many numerous times. I think it so horrible to eat pets... that to me, is like eating human flesh. I know some people have pigs for pets but that is a whole different species of pig than pork-pigs isn't it? I think that horses are noble animals and I think that they are smarter than most people give them credit for. I have never owned a horse and I think I have only ridden them only once before but from every movie I have seen and from the 500 episodes of Animal Cops that I have ever seen- they seem to just KNOW stuff, and I have the feeling that they probably know when they are in line to be slaughtered even... and that just cannot be humane. I wonder if there are many people in Mexico or in Canada that are trying to outlaw this practice of eating horse and of how close they might actually be from accomplishing it? I do feel like a hypocrite for eating meat when I love animals so much... I know that if I were alone in a hypothetical situation in which I would have
to kill an animal if I wanted to eat the meat, I would eat a LOT of chicken. Chickens seem like stupid animals and I have little regard for them. Still I would never want for ANY animal to suffer and I know that in those cramped little boxes that they keep them in on chicken farms that they do suffer. Free-range chicken seems the more ideal way to eat them and I was about to say that I couldn't afford the free range chickens but that is not true... I just don't think of it as a priority rather. I don't eat quail, I don't eat lamb, I don't eat duck or rabbit as I mentioned... I won't eat frogs, I won't even eat shark, but I have eaten rattlesnake and I would do it again. I think that what it comes down to for me is whether I am accustomed to it or if I think of the animal as "cute". I would never dream
of eating venison, but some people who are raised by a father or mother who is a hunter are accustomed to it and might have developed a taste for it- but I still secretly inside of me would be disgusted if say for instance I went out to dinner with someone and they chose venison for their meal. I would not be disgusted if someone ate ostrich but I don't think I would even care to try it... but I guess I would on a dare, let's say- and that is because I don't think they are cute and I don't think they are "noble". I think cows are cute but I was raised eating them and I do not think they are noble... so I will eat them, but I would never watch a video of how they are butchered. I have no idea where I am going with this at this point... I am rambling again, lol. But I think I am just trying to see in myself where I draw the line. I am also wondering if I am ever going to become a vegetarian and when exactly, because I have been saying for quite some time that I am "going to". Is it better late than never? I kind of wish something inside of me would click and it would become easier for me to see WHY I want to become one, but really I see multiple reasons of how it would benefit me and the animals. Maybe the "issues" I have of me becoming a vegetarian is another topic, I dunno- but I am going to end this post or else I am just going to keep going on forever... hehe
Oh and BeeKay I feel really bad about the inhumane ways of transporting the horses... Is there anything we, the U.S. citizens can do about this?