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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:53 PM

People Are Lining Up To Buy Horse Meat In France

On a frosty morning at Richard Lenoir market near Bastille, Palmira Munio, a retired seamstress and cleaner, was trying to keep warm at the back of a long queue at the horse butcher stand. "A nice horse steak, quickly seared on both sides, and served rare: delicious," she said.

Munio, 76, has bought horsemeat here twice a week for more than 20 years. But suddenly this week the queue seemed inordinately long. The reason? Proving once again the axiom that there is no such thing as bad publicity, the European scandal of rogue horsemeat in frozen lasagne has sparked a boom in sales of the flesh at France's traditional horse butchers.

The French industry body for horse butchers, Interbev Equins, estimates there has been rise of up to 15% in horsemeat sales since the scandal broke. With French customers now wary of ready-meals frozen food sales are down 5% in France, and trade at organic stores has risen shoppers have been flocking to traditional artisan butchers, particularly to get horse.

"No one is more trustworthy than a good horse butcher," said a retired secretary in her 60s, who had spent less than 5 on her "excellent value" weekly horsemeat purchase



Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/people-are-lining-up-to-buy-horse-meat-in-france-2013-2

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:52 AM

1. this should be a t-shirt

"No one is more trustworthy than a good horse butcher,"

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:27 AM

2. Savages

Horses are intelligent, caring animals.

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Response to mwrguy (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:36 AM

3. So are pigs. nt.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:38 AM

4. Pigs are savages?

I did not know that.

Well, they did shoot up those old ladies truck in LA. That was pretty savage.

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Response to mwrguy (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:44 AM

5. Cows are intelligent and caring as well, and sheep too

That's one part of the selective process that defines domestication.

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:46 AM

6. I've eaten raw horse meat.

It was good!

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