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Would you eat horse meat?


The thought of chowing down on horse meat is enough to make most Americans say “neigh” in disgust.

Despite the horse meat scandal rocking Europe, it is consumed in many places and considered a delicacy.

The United States Department of Agriculture may approve a New Mexico equine slaughtering plant within the next two months, the New York Times has reported.

To the outrage of horse-lovers, the move would clear the way for the production of horse meat for human consumption in the U.S. for the first time since 2007.

Europe’s horse meat scandal has more to do with mislabeling than safety.

Horse meat has been found to be mixed with beef in both restaurants and grocery stores.

Furniture giant Ikea last week removed its famous meatballs from stores in Hong Kong, Thailand, the Dominican Republic and in 21 European countries after horse meat was found in them.

Despite all of the growing drama, experts say horses are safe to eat.

Read: Q&A: Chances of a horse meat scandal in the US?

It may be safe, but eating horse meat is unsavory to many Americans.

Horses have a special place in the national heart. They are considered majestic, wild and wonderful creatures.

Many consider horse meat as ‘untouchable’ as consuming the flesh of dogs and cats.

But what do you think? Would you eat horse meat?

Contact this columnist at arobinson@DaytonDailyNews.com or Twitter.com/DDNSmartMouth


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