The American conservative outlet The American Prospect recently ran a story about the “horse meat” label on chicken.
The American Conservative posted a link to a news story about an animal farm in Ohio.
“A farm that’s selling chicken and turkey to customers in the Cleveland area is selling horse meat, which the owner, a horse breeder, has labelled ‘animalistic,’ ” the article read.
When I first started covering the issue, I didn’t know much about it, but the name and the description gave me the impression that the farm was raising horses, and that the animals had been raised on the farm.
I’m guessing that’s a big part of the controversy.
“In 2015, the Ohio House of Representatives voted in favor of a measure banning horse meat in the state.
In 2016, the state House of Representative voted to ban all horse meat from Ohio restaurants.
The American Heritage Center for Law and Ethics, an animal advocacy group, has estimated that Ohio will ban horse meat by 2025.
A spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Agriculture confirmed the farm’s chicken and beef is horse meat.
He said the USDA has reviewed the allegations and has no further comment at this time.