It’s difficult to imagine eating a horse, but I know in many cultures horse meat is considered a delicacy.
I fell in love with horses as a small child, and since then I’ve thought of them in many ways, from teachers, friends, athletes, partners and simply as beautiful when I observe them in their natural state, free and grazing in their fields.
Therefore, the recent articles exposing the European horse meat scandal have made me cringe. I feel for all of the many horse lovers who have inadvertently discovered they’ve been duped into eating an animal that they cherish.
After listening to a segment on NPR and reading the latest on the ever-growing list of countries finding horse meat in their products, I sat down at my computer this morning to edit photos. It’s difficult to comprehend this gorgeous animal as food, and I’m grateful that living here in the United States I don’t have to.