They're not. As I mentioned, there are a million alternatives...if you're the kind of person that can love a pet one day, and sell it for glue the next, then so be it.
There are NOT a million options to get rid of horses. If there were, people would avail themselves of them. You tell me ten simple ways to dispose of a horse! I dare you.
Horses are damned expensive to keep and they are not a scarce commodity. They are a luxury item and would generally be disposable in hard times, but this asinine legislation has made it impossible for people to do so.
The bleeding heart brigade is the cause of this inhumane situation! Animals are property, not persons.