Racehorses in Italy face butcher’s axe

 It is not a good time to be a racehorse in Italy. Many Italians already had a taste for cavallo, but with the economy dipping and people staying away from the races, horse steaks, stews and cutlets are a set feature on many more menus.

As the bets dry up, and with many of the traditional New Year’s Day meetings cancelled for only the third time since the Second World War, the Italian press has been full of reports suggesting that many of Italy’s 15,000 racehorses could face a one-way trot to the butcher’s shop. Last weekend, 200 officials and horse owners from the Agnano hippodrome carted their animals around the streets of Naples in protest at the crisis affecting their industry. In the north of Italy, the racecourses in Bologna and Cesena closed at the end of the year without knowing when, or if, they will reopen.

Full story here:  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/racehorses-face-butchers-axe-as-recession-forces-courses-to-close-6290187.html

2 comments

  1. LINDA BADHAM · ·

    THE SAME AS CANADA AND USA, MONEY MONEY MONEY. WELL LETS HOPE THAT THERES DIVINE INTERVENTION IN SOME WAY TO STOP THIS SICK CRUEL EVIL SLAUGHTER OF THE BEAUTIFUL INNOCENT HORSES.

  2. Gouverments approve Horse-Racing, ect. “They” said to me, it brings good $ to the economy, jobs, ect. Horse-Industry should NOT go along with Horse-Slaughter. period
    Gouverments approve of these sports and Horse-Slaughter, well they must step up and clean the mess now!
    Race-Horses, full of drugs off the track do NOT belong in the food-chain…
    There, now what are you going to do now????
    Hihi

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