Horse Meat scandal
I'm all for being a veggie, and am almost there myself, apart from the odd bit of wild pheasant or something. Something that has a happy life and a quick end. But I would kill a suffering animal in a heartbeat, and in fact have had old or physically suffering dogs put down , and have even killed a half alive squirrel recently.
The Princess Royal's argument, which she put forward in a speech to the charity World Horse Welfare, is that people would look after their horses more carefully if they were planning to turn them into steaks and burgers later on. However, in our experience, any animal used for food is much more likely to be treated with disrespect than with respect. Given the regular exposés of mistreated pigs and chickens raised for food, it's absurd to think people would take better care of horses if there were a market for their meat.
European chiefs have given Ireland's beef industry a clean bill of health in random tests for horse meat. But industry-own
Asda is recalling all corned beef from its budget range after traces of veterinary drug phenylbutazone were found in some
Ikea has blocked all sales of its elk meat lasagne in Europe after the dish was found to contain pork. More than 17,000 elk
Contaminated meat is still being identified across the UK with a batch of frozen mince supplied to six schools in Edinburgh
For a horse-free lasagne, shoppers go to Sainsbury's. The supermarket has posted better-than-expected sales figures, in a
We've been making games about news for a few months now covering a variety of topics, some serious and some less so. This time around we've turned our development gaze onto the horse-meat scandal.
In the 21st Century, convenience definitely seems to be king. But as the recent horse-gate scandal appears to show, the pressure on manufacturers to produce huge quantities of food at low cost means they sometimes cut corners.
Birds Eye has named an Irish meat processor as the source of horse meat found in its lasagne and spaghetti bolognese. The