http://our-compass.org/2011/11/29/obama-signs-law-legalizing-horse-slaughter-in-the-us/ I'm interested to find out how the forum feels about this. Personally, as a meat eater I care about animal welfare, but I'm not sentimental about any particular animal. I'd happily eat horse (or dog for that matter), as long as the animal led a relatively happy life prior to death. The article I quoted above seems to feel that horses should be singled out for special treatment, and that there's a causal relationship between slaughter and animal abuse. I don't see this... and I don't think it's a good argument. Thoughts?