By Joe Drape
Published December 8, 2012 – New York Times
PARIS – For decades, American horses, many of them retired or damaged racehorses, have been shipped to Canada and Mexico, where it is legal to slaughter horses, and then processed and sold for consumption in Europe and beyond.
Lately, however, European food safety officials have notified Mexican and Canadian slaugherhouses of a growning concern: The meat of American racehorses may be too toxic to eat safely because the horses have been injected repeatedly with drugs.
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