02/13/2013 08:51 am ET Updated Apr 15, 2013

What's So Bad About Horsemeat?


Eating horse meat wasn't always taboo, as it now is in places that include the U.K. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III called the pagan ritual a "filthy and abominable custom" and consumption was banned. Still, it must have been tasty enough, because horse meat has never completely disappeared from menus.

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