If You Wouldn’t Eat a Horse …
No doubt you’ve seen the story splashed all over the papers this week about the horsemeat found in burgers from several major UK supermarkets. We absolutely agree with the British public that turning horses into burgers is outrageous – but is it really more shocking than doing the same to cows?
Cows, pigs, sheep and chickens – like horses – are sensitive creatures with distinct personalities, able to experience pain, suffering and fear. Yet millions of them are routinely abused and killed for the meat industry, without making headlines. They may be seen as less lovable than their equine counterparts, but these animals are every bit as capable of feeling and deserve to be treated with kindness and respect.
So, if you’re appalled at the thought of eating horses, please remember that, for every Black Beauty or Seabiscuit, countless other unnamed animals are sent to senseless slaughter every day. The best way to help them is to stop eating them. So don’t just boycott the dodgy horsemeat burgers found in certain supermarkets – boycott all meat burgers, everywhere.