Day: July 11, 2011

NBC2 Investigates: Illegal Florida Horse Slaughter Farms

Couto says horse meat runs between $7 to $40 dollars a pound. “People are eating it for medicinal purposes; they think it cures blood disorders; it helps with side effects from chemotherapy,” says Couto.

But it’s a myth. Horse meat can actually be unhealthy. The products and drugs pumped into horses to keep them healthy, toxifies the meat.

Last year, state law makers made it a felony to slaughter horses.

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