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Horsemeat found in British supermarkets ‘may be donkey’

Posted on February 11th, 2013 at 15:12 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


A law banning horses from Romanian roads may be responsible for the surge in the fraudulent sale of horsemeat on the European beef market, a French politician said yesterday.

Horse-drawn carts were a common form of transport for centuries in Romania, but hundreds of thousands of the animals are feared to have been sent to the abattoir after the change in road rules.

The law, which was passed six years ago but only enforced recently, also banned carts drawn by donkeys, leading to speculation among food-industry officials in France that some of the “horse meat” which has turned up on supermarket shelves in Britain, France and Sweden may, in fact, turn out to be donkey meat. “Horses have been banned from Romanian roads and millions of animals have been sent to the slaughterhouse,” said Jose Bove, a veteran campaigner for small farmers who is now vice-president of the European Parliament agriculture committee.

  1. What an ASSinine story (Ok, misspelled, but I wanted to beat Sue W to the pun 🙂

  2. Oh, if only I could explain how shocking this all is to the average sentimental animal-loving British person…I expect the next revelation is that they’ve all been eating pussy!

  3. Actually is mostly that people are wondering that if there’s horse, pig and donkey meat in their ‘beef’, what else that hasn’t been labelled is in there? Apart from all the lovely chemicals of course. Also, there was pig in halal meat which got the politicians saying this is a matter of religion now lol. And there is also a possibility some of the meat with horse in particularly is dangerous due to the high disease rate in horses in a load of eastern eurpopean countries.
    Apparently we had a frozen beef lasangne over here that was actually 100% horse meat lol

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