Here are a couple of key points that I've gotten from this discussion in the last few pages:
#1 EU protects their economy my strictly controlling imports and exports.
As one poster said, "The governments have a responsibility to their people FIRST."
We need to adopt their restrictions and take care of OUR people first.
#2 We need to embrace the EU's restrictions on horse meat.
Actually, I don't have a problem with that at all. That will create or bring out of the closet, the horse meat industry where horses are raised strictly to be eaten. Once that is done, and the ranchers band together, and start a "certified Quality Horsemeat" program, prices will triple, more people can have jobs and horses will be worth something again.
Think about it, we could create a market for horse like there is for Blue Fin Tuna...