Originally Posted by ponyboy
I'd be asking where this meat comes from and how they know it's safe. To the best of my knowledge, no one in Ontario raises horses for meat, and it's possible the people buying it don't understand the safety issues involved with eating an animal that wasn't raised for human consumption.
If there are safety issues I would spread awareness based on that. Forget the humane angle as people don't care about that.
Horsemeat from Canadian slaughterhouses goes into the EU so I imagine its being supplied direct to Canadian butcher shops from the same source
Canada has the same passport system as the EU which has been designed to track any drugs that are administered for slaughter for human consumption purposes
Horses don't have to be specifically bred for meat to end up on the table
Of course after the scandals in Europe we all know that the system isn't by any means foolproof but in the light of those recent events, the drop in sales of horse meat and general distrust in the slaughter houses they have had to tighten up their acts so the risks of contaminated meat getting through is much less likely than it used to.