Eat Our Steeds? Horsefeathers!

Brits scoff at having to sign EU pledge not to eat their horses
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 23, 2009 4:50 AM CDT
British horse lovers say they are perplexed by EU orders to promise not to eat their animals.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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(Newser) – British horse owners are sputtering at a European Union directive requiring them to sign a pledge stating they won't eat their animals, the Telegraph reports. The Brits say the order—aimed at preventing veterinary drugs from entering the food supply in countries where horses are commonly eaten—has left them insulted at the very suggestion they might plan to put their ponies in the pot.

"I'd like to be a fly on the wall when the Queen and Princess Anne are asked to sign a form saying they're not going to eat their horses," scoffed the leader of an anti-EU party.