Friday, September 08, 2006

Shaking Hands, Kissing Horses

Not on my watch, pilgrim.What's John Sweeney been up to? Dealing with the war in Iraq? Working on boosting the minimum wage? No, he's been fighting in Congress to stop people from eating horses. Sweeney finally managed to get the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act passed, a bill opposed by the American Quarter Horse Association and major veterinary groups like the American Association of Equine Practitioners. I caught a lot of heat a while back when I posted a recipe for Barbaro Fajitas, so this really caught my eye:
"Let's not sign off on Barbaro burgers," urged Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., a backer of the measure.
In case you're curious about how one serves horse meat, here are some recipes from Montreal supermarket, Metro. Yes, they eat horses up there.