I marvel that everyone gets upset over the slaughter of horses but not steers.
One time a classmate at Our Lady Fatima school in the fifth grade wanted to trade my bologna and cheese sandwich for his hamburger. I made the deal and then after devouring the burger he told me it was made from horse meat. He was Canadian. I was freaked and got over it quickly. I have never partook of horse meat again. Can't say the same for beef.
We have cut our beef consumption by 90% in the last four months and I don't miss it at all. Also, in my quest to lose weight it has been a big help. I hit the 20 pound loss mark this week with the help of weight watchers online. I feel pretty good and I am having to buy new clothes.