This post is wrongly titled, purely for effect as there is no war on meat because the government aren’t even pretending to care anymore. The current UK meat crisis has spread throughout Europe. For those who don’t know it basically consists of a large amount of meat in UK supermarkets being not quite what they say they are, it began with them having traces of horse DNA in beef mince then some items such as packaged lasagne have been found to be 100% horse meat and a later revelation that in a posh middle class supermarket (Waitrose) their beef meatballs were partly pork, bad for religious reasons in particular, and they knew about it for two weeks before being caught out.
Now some peoples response to this has been ‘what’s wrong with horse, the French eat it?’ or that they don’t see much difference between horse and cow in processed meat. Which is a fair point if the horses used weren’t from the newly named ‘meat mafia’ sneaking decrepit old diseased horses into the meat supply, these unfortunately are not the same standard as eating a race horse. They are probably more akin to the horses used in dog food. To add to this the horses are treated with a hormone which is potentially harmful when consumed by humans, though that doesn’t seem to have done much yet.