Sparking controversy, the royal claimed that owners would take better care of their horses if they believed they could turn a profit from their meat in the end. Her comments come after charities warn that over 7,000 horses are at risk this winter from neglect.
Whilst some were supportive of the idea, there will be more hurdles (groan) to overcome before convincing everyone.
Prime Minister David Cameron told reporters, "I'm not keen on eating horse...I know it's something that happens in other countries but I think we should stick to our non-horse eating habits."
Whereas Animal Aid were quick to point out on Twitter, "Princess Anne is wrong. Eating horses won't improve welfare-it hasn't helped the billions of animals we eat already!"
@CourttBabyyy_: Physically makes me feel sick knowing that they want to make horse meat legal in the UK.. Absolutely disgusted— IttsBarbiee'❤ (@CourttBabyyy_) November 18, 2013
Where as others - not so fussed, saying "Horse meat is a delicacy in some countries. Time to fill your bellies, Boys."
The debate is pretty timely after Aldi confirmed this week that some of their ready meals withdrawn in the wake of the scandal were 100% horsemeat.
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