On Again, Off Again: Philadelphia Chef Removes Horse Meat From Menu
After his much-publicized plan to put horse meat on the menu at his South Philadelphia restaurant Monsu, chef Peter McAndrew has decided to reconsider the addition. McAndrew said he received numerous “death threats” and images and video of horses being killed at slaughter houses.
“I was aware that you have to get the meat from a reputable source but what I learned is that it takes a longer time to kill a horse because they are much smarter than other animals,” said McAndrew.
He said one video in which a horse had to take the electric bolt three times before it died was enough to change his mind. A visit from the Food and Drug Administration also forced him to reconsider.
“Their initial concern was to make sure that I wasn’t selling horse meat out of a back door alley somewhere which happens quite often. They just said ‘I would stay away from it if I were you,’” he said.
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