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Princess Anne: 'We should consider eating horsemeat'

Princess Anne has suggested that people in Britain should consider eating horsemeat because it would improve the welfare of the animals.

Princess Anne during Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

She said that "Our attitudes to the horsemeat trade may have to change," because those in the trade "value their horses and look after them well".

The Princess asked whether we "should we be considering a real market for horsemeat and would that reduce the number of welfare case?"

"I think this needs a debate."

The Princess Royal, who is President of the charity World Horse Welfare, was speaking at its annual meeting when she made the comments, The Telegraph reported.