Thousands of horses are slaughtered in Belgium each year. Not all these horses were raised in that country either – many were transported across the borders from the Netherlands and France for slaughter. While horsemeat is readily available in Belgium, this doesn’t necessarily translate into across-the-board social acceptance of eating horses, nor does it mean that the entire population of Belgium enthusiastically engages in the practice. The results of an Ipsos survey in Belgium revealed that while 67% of respondents had eaten horsemeat at some point in their lives, a mere 4% actually claimed to eat it frequently.
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