Horsemeat has been sold within living memory, mostly by horse meat butchers. Even the British have discovered that horsemeat is very tasteful. Until recently, they felt a horse to be too noble an animal for human consumption. Certain chefs even find horsemeat more tasteful than beef, an opinion that will most certainly not be shared by everyone. Horsemeat contains less fat and more iron and is often cheaper that beef.
On average, some five to six horses are slaughtered every week at Abattoir. This is only a small number compared to the large industrial slaughterhouses in Belgium and abroad.
There are two horsemeat wholesalers at Abattoir's
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