In the drought-stricken Canberra region in Australia at least 100 horses a month are slaughtered because of the increasing cost of feed, according to the Canberra Times.
Horse meat in
Geoff Jones, a
horse dealer from Yass said, “The horses end up overseas for human consumption. If
you go to Japan and have a look at the menu and see cheval there which is French
for horse, that’s what they’re eating.” Jones said that the Australian Livestock
Buyers exports horses to Japan.