Thank you for the truth and common sense concerning a natural occurance like rain, mud and horse slaughter, all of which need to exist for the sake of the animals themselves.
Yes, it is uncomfortable to talk to those that want to treat animals more like humans,through lack of information, but that being said, those that use and raise livestock of any kind, the first priority is the welfare of the animals that serve them and you if it is a meat animal.
Horses are livestock and due to the end of canneries, it has resulted in a glut of horses people cannot or do not want anymore, because when there is no outlet for such, there is no value to the lower end animals even though they may be decent animals, no value equals no one wants them anymore, and it has created a vicious cycle that has affected the values of even top end horses in a huge big dollar industry. All because outsiders do not understand, adn do not seem to really care, or the well-meaning legislation would never have happened, removing horse slaughter has hurt horses more than any other single factor.
Meat and eggs do not originate in a grocery store, and those that make a living raising or caring for these animals, have to take the best care of them as possible and keep up with best ways for handling of both livestock and the land used for them.
In other words, they are stewards of both land and livestock to the fullest as a big part of maintaining and incerasing efficacy and profit of their business, just like Farmers do for their crops and many do both, raising feed and hay for their own use and to sell.