‘What next? The Queen’s corgis?’ Estimates are that 7,000 horses are at risk of abandonment in Britain this winter. – Says Animal Aid’s Andrew Tyler
From: New York Daily News
By: David Harding
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.