Nutria! I ate a lot of that in south Louisiana. Nothing wrong with it--it makes a great sausage filler and they can it and export it to France and other countries. Several friends trapped them every year and I got used to sitting around the wood stove with drying skins stretched inside out around it.I would not eat it now, however according to my dad we (romanians) all ate tons of it in the past.
Apparently in the 70-80's it wasnt a delicacy at all, it was a cheap substitute for cow / pork inserted in various salami recipes in here.
Other people confirmed this to. Horse meat was something regular in our meals, except it was called "pork" or "beef"
And I realy pray my dad was being mean and sarcastic because he also said we migh've ate plenty of these:
...chopped and minced in various sausage thingies. Yes, intentionally.
I would try horse meat if I had the chance, but I'm not going to seek it out. I'm certainly not against eating it.