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."