Another million if not billion dollar question: why the slaughter houses agreed to substitute horse for beef? Answer: India is no exception in curious businesses. Polish and Italian mafia gangs are also running multi-million-pound scams and they can take lead from any smart resource. Substitution of horse meat for beef is not such a big deal. Veterinary doctors and other officers in the food chain are ready to help if someone is willing to pay the price. Intimidations are handy if the price-deal is not working.
The authorities were managed by powerful mafia to certify ‘horse meat processed products’ as ‘beef’. From the abattoirs of Romania it went to a dealer in Cyprus, and from Cyprus to another dealer in Holland. Then it travelled to a meat plant in south of France. The French Meat Processor sold it to a French-owned factory in Luxembourg which shaped it into the stuffing tikki of hamburger. These tikkis were sold to supermarkets in 16 countries. The recent story of 'horse meal and beef' meal' is as simple as this.
Now you have read the pathetic story of horse’s plight and the perversity of human greed, I would like you to read this beautiful poem, written in praise of a horse, as well.
The beauty of a horse
The thunder clap of hooves
The wind in their mane
The thrill of the flight
Another birth of a spring ride.
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