A Pittsburgh restaurant is causing a stir after serving horse meat, the AP reports. According to KDKA, Cure Restaurant hosted a special dinner with Canadian chefs Monday. The Quebecois-themed fare included horse tartare. Horse welfare advocate Joy Braunstein says she was outraged to hear that horse was served. Braunstein says there are no American slaughter plants that handle horses. She says horses are given medication that is toxic to humans if ingested.
Cure chef and co-owner Justin Severino released a statement explaining the meat was sourced from a sustainable horse farm in Canada. He says the dish is not part of the regular menu. Horse is served in Canada and other countries. Braunstein has started an online petition to ban horse meat from being served in Pennsylvania restaurants. (Read more horse stories.)