"Finally", proponents of the policy's passing will say, "an export we can get behind!" (but not without a prod.) Equine-eaters who will benefit from this export-able, such as Japan and Belgium (yum), will bolster this economy instead of dealing with Mexico or France. Beyond the obvious (that you can look a horse in the eyes and know it is more than sentient and, historically, perhaps the most loved domesticated creature next to the canine or feline), I am more concerned about what this means to the lesser-known Oscar Myers, Mickey D's, and Alpos of the country hit hard in these times.
I can hear it now, an afternoon in front of CNN or FOX reveals that a mom and pop in the U.P. has been mixing "Midas" (their out-to-pasture stag) into the chipped steak sandwich. "Shocking!" people will say. Not really. Many countries would laugh at us simple Americans with our under developed diets/palates and say that we are being swayed by images on the telly of weepy eyed colts and skin-thin stags and proclaim, "This is wrong!", instead of, "Bet he'd/she'd be delicious!" For me, any animal I come in contact with doesn't immediately look appetizing until presented in the right bearnaise sauce, but Mr. Ed ain't it. Let's keep a watchful eye on the FDA and Arby's in the coming months, for the 'Horsey Sauce' might me more aptly named than ever before.