Calgary restaurant has ‘no problem’ offering horse meat on its menu

Reported on June 28, 2012

Chef Shawn Greenwood makes no bones about the horse meat dish available at his restaurant Taste, in Calgary.

“I have no problem serving horse or talking about it, whatsoever,” he says. “It’s not really that big of a deal.”

Greenwood says Taste added horse tartare to its menu in March, after he researched a few horse farms in Alberta that raise the aniamls specifically for slaughter.

 It’s a delicacy in other parts of the world,” he says. “You can buy it in supermarkets in Quebec; it’s right next to the lamb and beef.”



  1. Teresa Heaney · ·

    I’m not surprised that there is a restaurant in Calgary serving up horse meat. After all the Stampede allows animal abuse and they promote it as the greatest show on earth. The people in Calgary don’t care about horses. It’s all about what the horse can do for them. The Calgary Stampede sells healthy horses to the slaughter houses every year and try to tell the public that they are pro horse. It is the 100th anniversary of the stampede so they have been abusing animals there for one hundred years and are proud of it. I’m surprised they don’t have horse meat at their concession stands. The Calgary public would probably lap it up. It is the Redneck capital of Alberta.

  2. Alison · ·

    Those bastards

  3. Dennis Davey · ·

    Greenwood, is not beneath serving up pet DOGS and CATS next , after all in many Asian countries its next to the beef at the supermarket. With a comparison such as Greenwood’s i would be cautious of anything he serves up. Better yet no one should even consider dining at this dive.

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