MongoGutman wrote:Actually I don't really get the "controversy" - what's the difference between eating cow or eating horse? Who cares, and why?
If they're putting what they like in there, don't you think the quality is likely to be poor, and the animals likely to be mistreated?
And will they actually be classed as fit for human consumption. Farmers have quite strict controls on the drugs that they can used on animals if intended for human consumption.
Having owned horses, I am not a horse meat eater.
In fact when it came to having to make the decision to put my horse down due to illness I deliberately chose to let him have an injection that would mean that he could/should not be allowed in to the human food chain. However. I was also faced with the disposal of the body - being so large, you cant bury them in a shoe box in the back garden! I then had 2 choices - to either let the hunt have the body to feed their dodgs (no bloody way) or pay for cremation.
In reality, I suppose I have no way of knowing of my beloved horse was actually cremated or if some dodgy meat dealer bought the carcass and put him in a burger. It makes me shudder to think this could happen, but THAT is my real concern over this whole business. If you are dishonest enough to use the wrong (cheaper) meat, you will no doubt source it from anywhere and that may not be classed fit for human consumption.