Horse racing is an equestrian sport that has been practiced over the centuries. Whereas horses are no longer used in combat, other than for ceremonial purposes, they are still used for working. In the US cattle farms, horses are needed to lead cattle on rugged ground, while in poor countries around 100,000 horses, mules and donkeys are still being used for farming. On the other hand, their use is more environmentally friendly than using some agricultural machinery running on fossil fuels; and for logging for one, they are far superior when it comes to the protection of soil and of trees for that matter. Horses are, generally speaking, very large animals so training them from a very young age is critical. There are many places where youngsters are born and never handled until it’s time to put them on a truck to auction (where they will most likely go to slaughter – no one wants an unhandled three year old) but I would say that those places are the exception, not the rule. The engagement baiting irks social media algorithms, hence should be avoided. The thought of these gorgeous animals being sent to the slaughter house just make me so angry. Horses are sensitive animals and you cannot tell me the horse at the slaughter plant cannot smell the blood ass they enter their fate. They’re freaked out. They know death is coming, And honestly the thought of eating a horse is repulsive. A very very good friend of mine is a horse rescuer and the more I watch her and these animals the more repulsed I am feeling today. I would never tell a farmer, rancher or individual they cannot kill or sell or consume an animal they own. That would be like starving them. The sale of the horse will buy food, clothes and pay rent for these people. It can also go to feed their other livestock. In 2008, the number of employed persons fell by 168,000 and no employment was generated by April and jobs were being lost at a time when pries and inflation were skyrocketing. The UN office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported on September 2008 that, “Up to 500,000 people are enduring poor health services, unsanitary conditions and are fleeing fighting between the government and Muslim rebels in the South. Many people have been displaced by fleeing the conflict affected areas.” The slums are still there and festering with human misery and decrepitness is still as worse without much reprieve yet in sight. Ed – Spot on. Horses today can weigh from 120 to 2,200 pounds. And stand up to 18 hands. Smithfield horse market unfortunately gives rise to animal cruelty and abuse. Some of the horses are treated appallingly, and there has been violence among the people attending.