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STAR LETTER: I could eat a horse...
WHAT is all the uproar about horse meat being used in burgers?
What do people think they get when they buy a beefburger? The point is that we have eaten animal meat, including horse meat since I can remember. We accept it as normal to eat cows, lamb, deer, pig, wild boar, chicken.
The only reason that it seems wrong to me to eat horse is it is regarded as a sporting or pet icon.
I ask the people who disagree with eating horsemeat, have they ever been abroad and not queried what goes into the meals.
If people went to the trouble of reading the content of the majority of food bought in their local supermarket, I am sure they would get a shock.
We could even take the argument a little further and tell people that dog is even eaten in some countries, there again this would automatically be against our principles because of the massive pet tradition in this country.
Finally may I say that I would agree that if horse meat were in burgers or whatever how come it has only been brought to light by investigation and not by customer complaint.
Also may I say that I would not cry away from eating horsemeat as I have never turned my nose up at a steak.
The only difference between a horse and a cow is one runs faster than the other and I never lost any money on a cow.
Les Woods, Reginald Road, Sutton.