American racehorses that are sent to Canada and Mexico to be slaughtered for European sales as meat are, apparently, too filled with injections to pass as food. Of course, this is a) pretty patently illegal and b) probably Lance Armstrong's fault. But from an animal rights point-of-view*, if the horses are given enough steroids, they can't be sold for meat and so will end up sent out to pasture**. So, IF horse-doping would prevent them from being butchered, would it be ethical for radical PETA guerrillas to go around surreptitiously injecting racehorses? Discuss.
* Do I need hyphens there?
** In my rose-colored world. Though the pasture is more likely to be the waiting room to the glue factory.