Wednesday, September 29, 2010

They shoot horses, don't they?

Echoes of the depression in this story in the Irish Times today about the fate of Irish horses left behind after the boom: It includes this nugget of information:

If a horse has a “clean passport” – meaning that it hasn’t received drugs in its lifetime which make it unfit for human consumption – it can go to a meat factory, where it will be humanely killed. Its meat will then go into the food chain destined for Europe.

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