Please folks, especially those on the anti-slaughter side of the argument, stop repeating the falsehood that horse meat is a delicacy in Europe.
It is not.
I know that it makes the whole business sound more depraved and decadent if horse meat is a luxury good, but it’s not. In the parts of Europe where it is eaten, it’s no more special than beef, chicken, pork or lamb. Indeed, I can’t even buy lamb in my local supermarket. These cheap horse sausages, on the other hand, have been on the shelves since I moved here: