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  • n  the flesh of horses as food

  • There had been three horsemeat-processing plants here that shipped meat overseas for consumption by humans and kept some behind for consumption by animals.
  • Congress hasn't done much this year, but few bills have stirred more passion than one to protect horses from being turned into horsemeat.
  • One Paris family out of ten eats horse regularly because dark-red, sweet-tasting horsemeat costs two-thirds the price of beef.
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  • Lileks: Embodying our moods … with precipitation
    In the old days, public sculpture was a fairly easy proposition. You had your man on a horse. You had your city leader with his hand in his jacket, looking nobly to the future, holding a document to indicate he was the Father of the Sanitary Horsemeat Act or some such thing.
    June 14, 2013 - Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  • Robert Byrd in
    The market for horsemeat is not an American market,said Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-WV). "Horsemeat is shipped abroad. The three slaughterhouses in the US are foreign-owned. Thus, American horses are sold to a foreign company, killed for...
  • Bo Derek in IGNN (press release)
    As both a horsewoman and a compassionate person, I applaud the resolve of the people of Illinois to end the cruel, bloody trade in horsemeat,said actress Bo Derek. "My family hails from the State of Illinois and I know they would be proud...
  • Zoe Lofgren in Dallas Morning News
    I'm for the horsies, too. I'll vote for it,said Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., but "I can't believe that we are here today using the very limited time left to this Congress to deal with horsemeat."

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