I know this is subject that a lot of people just do not want to talk about. I understand that the rendering plants have been forced to close because of all the "tree huggers so to speak" but what do you do with all the horses that are out there that are unsound,unfit or to old for use. I know someone will say make pets, give them to someone etc., but that is being tryed with dogs and cats now and look at the strays and animal shelters-overflowing. Is it not better to make "dogfood, Soap or whater" than to let animals suffer and die from neglect. Don't say they do not exist go to the local Saturday horse sales, the cripples, unfit and rejects are there by the 100's that now no one will buy. So my question is should the plants be allowed to remain open and do they serve a useful purpose?