When they have reached the end of a productive life
Well, we are real farmers. We ride horses, keep cows, chickens and goats, manage an extensive acreage all naturally. All our animals are treated humanely and we are excellent stewards of the gifts God has given us. When they have reached the end of a productive life, they are humanely slaughtered and precessed for us. As I said, good stewards. We don’t eat the horses, because we choose not to, they have a graveyard under the pecan tree at the end of the arena. The rest find solace in the freezer.
~ Ted Noland (September 19, 2011)