16 May '11, 5am

Top Chef Canada's Horse Meat Episode Sparks Outrage

Top Chef Canada's Horse Meat Episode Sparks Outrage

An episode of Top Chef Canada scheduled to air on the Food Network May 16, has sparked some serious outrage over the use of horses for human consumption. The episode will feature a classic French cooking challenge that has one chef using horse meat. Foie gras, yet another cruelly obtained food, will also be on the menu. "In their triple whammy food extravaganza they manage to insult viewers, align themselves with industries synonymous with inhumane animal handling and promote dubious food eating practices, all in one sickening episode," stated the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition. Canada’s horse slaughter industry is, unfortunately, alive and well. Hundreds of thousands of horses are sent to across the border to slaughter each year and there is nothing humane about their experience. They were pets, companions, show horses, race horses, byproducts of the Premarin industry a...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/animal-welfare/blog/top-chef-...

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