reply to post by PsykoOps
Nope. Not here at least. There is less demand, but that is partly why it is more expensive.
The meat that was in those products did not come from stock bred and raised for consumption. They came from slaughterhouses in Poland and Romania,
that slaughter anything without discretion.
Even beef from those countries is cheaper because sanitary norms are not respected- we're talking animals that have been fed and injected with all
kinds of substances, and in some cases are slaughtered because they are diseased!
If nothing else, this should wake up the consumer- not to the fact that they may have eaten a horsie,
but that these processed products contain meat (even beef, chicken, pork, whatever..) that would be judged unfit for human consumption in most
countries. That is why it is "junk meat", no matter what animal it came from.
THIS is the kind of thing people would do better to focus on instead! Did anyone consider that the companies find it in their favor that everyone
focuses on the ew factor that it was horse and NOT on the fact that it was infected, diseased, and chemical filled meat?
Actually, on second thought, I remembered that the US and EU are in conflict over sanitary and phytosanitary measures in regards to meat- in the US,
hormone treatments are legal, as are GMO's and many other things.
So perhaps americans are so used to that stuff it simply is not an issue for them.
In Europe the issue is different.
edit on 18-3-2013 by Bluesma because: (no reason given)