"American Horse Meat Coveted in Europe" -Tom Lochner
Horse meat use to be thought of as a meat for the poor, but now many more people are eating it. It is actually quite good for you. "It’s lean, high in protein and low in cholesterol. It’s healthier than beef and costs about the same. It’s no longer the meat of the poor," says Alfred Bredel. According to Jean-Claude Terraillon, proprietor of J.CI. Terraillon, a Geneva horse meat wholesale and retailer, "The older the horse, the more tender it is; it’s the opposite of other meats," with the optimal age of slaughter between 10 and 15 years and a minimum of 7.