Advertisement

Princess Anne wrong: eating horsemeat is 'cannibalism'

The owner of a horse sanctuary in Staffordshire has hit back at a suggestion from Princess Anne that eating horsemeat would improve the welfare of the animals.

Billy Wilson likened it to "cannibalism" as he said horses are the "closest animals to mankind".

Yesterday Princess Anne wondered if the UK should be considering creating a market for horsemeat to stop the animals being abandoned in increasing numbers.

Today one butcher claimed the British attitude towards eating horses is unique among our European neighbours.

And as Damon Green reports, as the debate continues, there will be more horses needing to find a home.