Saturday November 28, 2020

Who counted the 70,000 missing Irish horses?

Claims about disappearing horses in Ireland added fuel to the horsemeat fire, but they were not challenged by a lazy media too quick to cash in on irresistible headlines.

17th February, 2013
For anyone with even a cursory understanding of national matters in Ireland, the USPCA's claim was astonishing.

Last week's news, that Greencore has become embroiled in the horsemeat crisis, would indicate that we are still not out of the woods. As more and more incidents occur across Europe, a blame game has begun.

Meat consumers of Europe will have their revenge on whoever they think is responsible, so it's important that the integrity of our own meat industry is protected - and defended. In this context, the following tale raises concerns.


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