Princess Anne: Let them eat horsemeat

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From: New York Daily News
By: David Harding

Matt Cardy Gerry Images Princess Anne and horse

Princess Anne says about her thought that horses should be eaten, “I chuck that out for what it is worth because I think it needs a debate.”

Princess Anne, the only daughter of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, has provoked a storm of controversy by claiming horses would be better looked after if they ended up as food.

The horse-loving Royal said people in the UK should begin eating horsemeat, something seen as disgusting by many Britons.

Speaking in her capacity as president of World Horse Welfare, she said: “Should we be considering a real market for horsemeat and would that reduce the number of welfare cases if there was a real value in the horsemeat sector?”

“I chuck that out for what it is worth because I think it needs a debate.”

Princess Anne, a renowned horsewoman who appeared in the Olympics in the equestrian event, made her comments after campaigners claimed there were 7,000 horses at risk of being abandoned in the UK during the coming winter, reports the BBC.

Horse is eaten widely across Europe, but in Britain the practice is seen as disgusting.

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5 Comments
  • Marge

    Not surprised….makes one wonder where the Queen’s horses go when they are done???

    November 17, 2013
  • Terra Pennington

    So let us send her all the horse meat she can eat… Is she sick or what. Maybe a tour of a slaughter plant is in order for this Princess that has no clue what horses face at slaughter or the toxic drugs that human may end up eating.

    November 17, 2013
  • I find it hard to believe that anyone who knows horses would ever even think for one minute that horse slaughter is the answer, Shame on the Royal Princess for making that statement !!!!!!!

    November 18, 2013
  • sherriey

    what a dumb rich b*&%$! does she not read? does she not understand “POISONED MEAT”? does she not understand the horrible death these horses go thru??
    better yet….does she at all CARE??????????

    hope she enjoys her toxic horse meat!!!!

    November 19, 2013
  • HorseExpert

    The royal family receives more than half its outrageous annual “income” from Canada. Canada slaughters 100,000 horses annually, its government receiving $70 million in commissions alone. Of course not counting the sums pocketed by kill buyers, auctions, breeders, etc.

    Follow the money. Princess Anne is standing up for what pays for her own horses’ upkeep.

    http://www2.macleans.ca/2009/07/14/queen-costs-us-more-than-the-brits-pay/

    November 19, 2013