I am pretty shocked myself but this article says it all. http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2011/1130/Lifting-horse-slaughter-ban-Why-PETA-says-it-s-a-good-idea
The idea is that slaughtering these horses will cause them less suffering but horse meat is also significantly harmful to humans. I was planning on attending a protest of Ringling Bros. tomorrow for my birthday which is being sponsored by Peta but this makes me reconsider. There are amazing individuals within Peta but the organization is shady to me and I don’t know how much I should be associated with Peta. Just thought I should share.