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EU Asks Horse Owners To Pledge Not To Eat Their Pets 9

Continental Europeans are eating so many horses that EU officials are worried that vet drugs will start to enter people's diets. Their solution is to have all horse owners sign a pledge not to eat their animals. Anyone who just can't bear the idea of not eating a delicious horse barbecue faces prison time and an unlimited fine. Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP, said, "I'd like to be a fly on the wall when the Queen and Princess Anne are asked to sign a form saying they're not going to eat their horses. Measures to stop the trade in horse flesh may be a good thing. But any common sense in Brussels is drowned by the sheer weight of ludicrous suggestions."


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EU Asks Horse Owners To Pledge Not To Eat Their Pets

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  • We're a funny lot in the UK. The English are particularly strange. I should point out that I was born in the fine county of Essex, England. We don't eat horses. We don't eat dogs. We don't (on the whole) eat veal. And we definately don't eat Blue Fin tuna. However, we do produce veal.... we just ship it to Europe. What we don't eat gets turned into dog food. Similarly, we have alot of dear (venison), but instead of eating it ourselves, we (again) feed it to cats and dogs. I don't know if we export horse m

"Conversion, fastidious Goddess, loves blood better than brick, and feasts most subtly on the human will." -- Virginia Woolf, "Mrs. Dalloway"