- BELGIUM - Horses are the
latest victims of mad cow disease - because more people are eating them,
according to sales figures in Belgium.
- Sales and prices of horsemeat in Belgium have both increased
since the BSE scandal in France turned consumers off beef.
- By comparison, horsemeat is known to be clean, lean and
healthy. "There is so much more demand. We just cannot keep up,"
said Francois Laenens, of NV Multimeat sales department.
- His company near the port of Antwerp specialises in horsemeat
and tries to satisfy Belgium's increasing demand.
- Belgium has been hard hit by meat scandals. The use of
illegal hormones in beef was a bane throughout the 1990s, compounded by
the murder of a veterinarian who was active against the "hormone Mafia".
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