Breeding… there are people who do it for a living and do it well — and then there are people who call themselves breeders.
I am not a member of PETA
I own horses. They live on my property. I take care of them myself.
I compost their manure.
I have been around and/or worked with horses for 30+ years.
I do eat meat. I try to eat as little as possible.
I try to buy local (no matter what it is). It reduces my carbon footprint, and you’re more likely to get better, healthier food.
I compost leftover food.
I am not a member of PETA. Yes I know I repeated myself.
I believe we can own pets, and keep them – as long as we’re responsible for them (including feeding, veterinary care, proper inoculations, and when it comes to dogs and cats in particular – spaying and neutering them all – when it comes to horses – gelding all colts unless they are of extremely good bloodlines and an exemplary example of the breed).
I do not think all animals should be “set free”.
Need I go on?