Recently there have been several incidences in the UK and Europe of horsemeat being found in Tesco, Iceland, Lidl, Aldi Beefburgers. (This list is not all encompassing, there are probably others out there but for the sake of expediency I will not even attempt to list them all)
As if this wasn't bad enough Burger King both sides of the pond have admitted to using Horsemeat in their products.
Now Findus Beef Lasagne has been found to contain up to 100% horsemeat.
Now if a person chooses to eat horsemeat then that is their choice, personally speaking I would rather eat dirt than do so but I digress, for someone to find food which they bought labelled as being made of made of BEEF but is in fact laced/made up totally of HORSEMEAT is so wrong it simply leaves me cold.
Now some might say these companies didnt know that the HORSEMEAT was in the burgers etc, however, under English law. 'Ignorance is no defence'.
It is a minefield.
Which lead me to wondering.
How would you guys feel if you found your favourite burgers were laced/made up of Horsemeat instead of Beef.
You paid for Beef, you expect to be eating beef. Would you feel violated, robbed, aggrieved, what would your response be?
Would you consider taking out legal action against the manufacturers/retailers?
Would you consider becoming vegetarian?
Would you boycott certain manufacturers?
I would love to hear your opinions.