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Eating RAW Horse Meat In Holland

Eating RAW Horse Meat In Holland

on Feb. 19, 2015 by

A popular local delicacy in my hometown is horse meat and a staple dish for breakfast or dinner.

buying raw horse meat at Bert Van Der Linden Keurslager in IJmuiden, Noord Holland, Netherlands

Horse meat has been one of my favorite Dutch meats ever seen primary school. In Holland it is normal to have horse meat slices on your lunch to school.

For the majority of humanity's early existence, wild horses were hunted as a source of protein. It is slightly sweet, tender and low in fat.

raw horse meat with a lighty baked crispy edge in IJmuiden, Noord Holland, Netherlandsraw horse meat with a lighty baked crispy edge

However, because of the role horses have played as companions and as workers, and concerns about the ethics of the horse slaughter process, it is a taboo food in some cultures.

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