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A law banning horses from Romanian roads may be responsible for the surge in the fraudulent sale of horse meat on the European beef market, a French politician said today.

Horse-drawn carts were a common form of transport for centuries in Romania, but hundreds of thousands of the animals are feared to have been sent to the abattoir after the change in road rules.

The law, which was passed six years ago but only enforced recently, also banned carts drawn by donkeys, leading to speculation among food-industry officials in France that some of the “horse meat” which has turned up on supermarket shelves in Britain, France and Sweden may, in fact, turn out to be donkey meat. “Horses have been banned from Romanian roads and millions of animals have been sent to the slaughterhouse,” said Jose Bove, a veteran campaigner for small farmers who is now vice-president of the European Parliament agriculture committee.

After a couple of days in which the horse meat affair was seen as a largely British problem, the scandal began to be taken seriously by French politicians and newspapers over the weekend.

The French consumer minister, Benoît Hamon, said today that he would not hesitate to take legal action if evidence emerged that the two French companies which handled the meat had been aware of the fraud.

In passing, Mr Hamon also took a swipe at the British Government. He said that London was complaining about weak European food inspection while cutting the budget for EU food-safety checks in Brussels.

more  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/horse-meat-found-in-british-supermarkets-may-be-donkey-8489030.html

» 42 Comments

  1. Diann

    February 11th, 2013

    That’s one way to get rid of Democrats.

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  2. Moxie Man

    February 11th, 2013

    Jack-Ass-In-The-Box?

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  3. Moxie Man

    February 11th, 2013

    Francis, the Talking Lunch

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  4. Moxie Man

    February 11th, 2013

    Donkeynose Pizza

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  5. Moxie Man

    February 11th, 2013

    Onion Blossom (Gabby Hayes’ mule)

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  6. Moxie Man

    February 11th, 2013

    Pizza Hoof

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  7. Moxie Man

    February 11th, 2013

    Seattle Slaw

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  8. Moxie Man

    February 11th, 2013

    Seabiscuit (stet)

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  9. Bad Brad

    February 11th, 2013

    ASS, it’s whats for dinner.

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  10. Unruly Refugee

    February 11th, 2013

    Little Johnny once said, “spit it out, it’s asshole!”

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  11. KF

    February 11th, 2013

    John Kerry says “neigh, these abuses shall not continue on my watch…”

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  12. Moxie Man

    February 11th, 2013

    Equinine Water

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  13. Moxie Man

    February 11th, 2013

    Baby Bareback Ribs

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  14. Death_By_Farts

    February 11th, 2013

    Well they have teeth like a jackass…So this is ironiclly appropriate…

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  15. Moxie Man

    February 11th, 2013

    Filly Cheese Steak

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  16. MNHawk

    February 11th, 2013

    Eat Mor Jakass

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  17. Moxie Man

    February 11th, 2013

    Seattle Stew

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  18. Moxie Man

    February 11th, 2013

    Jenny Jerky

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  19. hanoverfist

    February 11th, 2013

    Stand back folks.

    Moxie Man is on a roll!

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  20. Snowball the Sourpuss

    February 11th, 2013

    Donkey and sauted onions. Mmm-mmm! A piece of ass that’ll bring a tear to your eye.

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  21. Moxie Man

    February 11th, 2013

    Palomino Poppers

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  22. Moxie Man

    February 11th, 2013

    Actually, I’m on a FOAL.

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  23. Moxie Man

    February 11th, 2013

    @hanoverfist – Just wait ’til Chalupa shows up with his gems.

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  24. Carlos the Jackal

    February 11th, 2013

    Unitd Kingdom Meat Packers Union-inspected by SJP…

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  25. KF

    February 11th, 2013

    UPDATE:
    John Kerry appoints Sarah Jessica Parker as special ambassador until this is resolved

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  26. Moxie Man

    February 11th, 2013

    Rodeo Kill

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  27. Tim

    February 11th, 2013

    “Special envoy Sarah Jessica Parker has been missing since landing at Heathrow … she was last seen nosing around behind the McDonald’s …”

    “SecState John Kerry said he’d rather resign than visit the EU …”

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  28. hanoverfist

    February 11th, 2013

    Rodeo Kill CAFE

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  29. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 11th, 2013

    lololol

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  30. norman einstein

    February 11th, 2013

    @Moxie Man, LMAO over here.
    I think Chalupa may have met his match!

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  31. John Cooper

    February 11th, 2013

    Eat more Chikin!

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  32. norman einstein

    February 11th, 2013

    Tastes like chicken.
    Smells like ass.

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  33. Tim

    February 11th, 2013

    “Sec. John Kerry allegedly said “Eat me!” to David Cameron, then immediately apologized and withdrew the statement claiming that there was a translation error …”

    “The Secretary was visibly shaken – sweating and whinnying …”

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  34. Moxie Man

    February 11th, 2013

    Francis, the Talking Meal – better?

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  35. Eric

    February 11th, 2013

    If nobody eating the meat knew the difference; What’s the difference?

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  36. Bad Brad

    February 11th, 2013

    Marinated Mr.ED.

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  37. RANDO

    February 11th, 2013

    Suddenly that kangaroo-meat from a few years ago doesn’t seem so bad…

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  38. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    February 11th, 2013

     
  39. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    February 11th, 2013

    Chris Rock’s expert opinion :

    “When you eatin’ a ass, you know it’s ASS!”

    And he prefers syrup.

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  40. Chieftain

    February 11th, 2013

    Imagine the result if Chef Boyardee and Swanson were to announce that their beef supply had been deliberately switched with horse meat, and all of those Raviolis and frozen dinners people ate for the last two years had spur marks on ‘em where the jockey had kicked it?? Imagine hundreds of products labeled as “beef” that really contained 100% gluebait instead.

    That’s how bad this is in Europe…

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