Horses Not At All Happy
About Mad Cow Disease
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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