300 Irish horses slaughtered weekly – eaten in European restaurants
What’s the beef about horse meat? Increase in horses being slaughtered inIreland
By KELLY DONOHOE,
Published Saturday, May 12, 2012, 7:56 AM
In recent times, the slaughtering of horses has become more popular due to the economic downfall, particularly acrossEurope.
Due to the effects of the recession inIreland, the cost of rearing thoroughbreds became unaffordable for many horse owners, and many have had to give up their horses for slaughter.Irelandwhich was once known as a “horse country, ” and is famous for its thoroughbred racehorses, now has six horse meat processing plants across the country.
Pat Hayes of Ossary Meats in Co Offaly recently told the Irish Daily Mail, “There is quite a considerable market right across the EU. The standard is very high and if they meet these standards you have the customers.”
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