*ptoo* What I did? How about what YOU did?!
I know it's a wee bit grim, but this idea was offered to me by someone else. This guy: [link]
I really liked it, so I did it. XD
In the original concept, Fluttershy never found out what was going on, but as you can see, she does here. XD
She DID eventually forgive Applejack. It's all good.
COMMENTERS, CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:
Fluttershy's blissful unknowing/naïveté is strictly for the sake of the comic.
For the fucking love of Celestia, I know what happens in the comic! I OWN THE COMIC! XD
(you'll know what comic I'm talking about the moment you think of commenting about it)
I don't care how Y'ALL say it. Ahm gonna say WHUT I want, HOWEVER I wanna!
Applejack puts the animals down when they get too old. She doesn't eat them.
NOPONY eats them.
Applejack never told a lie. She promised Fluttershy that she would "take care of them" for her (to spare poor Flutters the grief).