Recently, I was part of a Facebook discussion titled: Slaughter Beats Starvation. I contend that its a false argument and a false choice. It should NEVER be slaughter or starve, for any animal, and those that see the argument in those terms are trying to set the stage for discussion based on a false premise. Ergo .. a waste of time.
Starvation is terrible. Slaughter is terrible. Why not feed the poor horse a bale of hay and quit trying to make a lousy dollar off its last, dying breath.