If the following photo is taken in some third world country, the entire world cry 'murder' and condemn the country as savages and beasts. Besides, if some third world country mixes horse meat into buffalo meat, its entire aid would be stopped for crime against humanity animals and life.
Last seconds: This is the grisly scene played out every day inside the Somerset slaughterhouse to 'slaughter' ponies
But when the same thing happens in Europe, only the companies involved are cursed - double standards for developed and developing countries.
In the above photo, a slaughter man positions a rifle on a pony's head seconds before it is fired to end pony's life. Thereafter the 'murdered, pony is winched on to the production line where her throat is cut with a razor sharp knife, severing the carotid artery.
The company LJ Potter of Taunton kills 63 horses a week using this method, with the carcasses shipped to France for food, reports Mail Online.
Meat from three of the six horses found to contain the anti-inflammatory drug phenylbutazone, known as bute, has been sold and eaten, while meat from the second three has been recalled.
Mr Potter said he bought ponies, thoroughbreds and riding stable horses that are old or injured. ‘People come to us to dispose of their horses because they feel we do it very well,’ boasted Potter.