us horses are still being auctioned for pennies because of drought in much of the west and the subsequent high price for feed.
horsemeat is legal to sell and consume in much of the world.
On Horse Fat, Fries, and Harold McGee « Chez Pim
but, yeah, the issues are the phony labels and that these were just old nags that should have gone to the glue factory, not dinner plates.
As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.
– Ernest Hemingway