The source of the horse meat was an Irish-based processing company, Silvercrest, a subsidiary of the Irish company, ABP Food Group.
Another ABP Food Group holding, Dalepack, has also found horse meat in some of their beef burgers. Dalepack, a British supplier, sells beef products to many retail stores, including Aldi and Tesco.
Aldi reported this week that some of the burgers sold at their stores contained traces of horse meat. Tesco removed their Tesco Everyday Value beef burgers after finding they contained 29 percent horse meat.
Although none of the burgers were sold in the United States, the fact that Burger King officials denied the horse meat claims repeatedly makes many U.S. moms feel concerned about visiting stores in our country.
The thought of Burger King horse meat would probably keep me from ordering a Whopper or other burger. I'm not alone as over 70 percent of Americans opposed slaughtering horses.
Some Americans aren't aware that President Obama signed a law in late 2011 which restored the American horse-slaughter industry.
A Washington Times article dated Nov. 30, 2011 states that Obama signed the bill, lifting a ban on slaughtering horses that dated back to 2006.
Horse meat is considered a delicacy in France, Belgium, Japan and other countries. Most of the civilized world would rather ride or watch the beautiful animals than eat them.