What I found particularly interesting is that 60,000 - 100,000 American horses are exported to Canada and Mexico for human consumption.
Some figures in Congress are moving to make horse slaughter and the export of horse meat a federal crime, while other state populations view horse slaughter as a boon to the paralytic American economy. State regulation of horse slaughter will create jobs and stop horse abuse, they claim.
I have never eaten horse meat, not because I choose not to, but because I have never had the opportunity to consume equine delicacies. The taboo of eating Mr. Ed seems to be an American one, since Europe and Asia consider horse as a part of their cuisine. Experiencing horse meat consumption requires the use of one's passport.
|Bon appetit, Mr. Ed.|
Coming from a culture that includes dog in its cuisine, I can't quite understand why horse meat is off-limits from the American menu.