posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 07:30 AM
reply to post by Labrat3162
Did you know what drugs can be used on horses that are not intended for human comsumption? Any drug the owner wants that the Vet will prescript.
Many horses are given a pain killer called Bute, which has been banned for human use for many years. If it is used on a horse and the horse is
killed, Bute remains in its system and then gets into the food chain.
At least there are some regulations about the welfare and treatment of animals that are typically eaten in the UK.
Eating horsemeat is not the issue here, it is can issue of food labeling. If I puchase a product which says it contains beef, I expect beef, not
horse meat, lamb, pork or any other meat product. If I purchase a meat based product, and it is labeled as horse, then the choice is mine.
On the issue of leaving the EU, I favour the UK people being given the option to tell our Government what kind of relationship we want with Europe. I
am in favour of a return the economic community that Britian first joined and having free trade across Europe.
I do not want Europeans tell me how I can live. If Britain wants to kill murderers, rapists and the like, that should be an decision for the British
people not some European.