‘‘We've been very busy the last couple of days,’’ said Paul Webb, director of Exotic Meats, a company in the English Midlands that sells horse burgers, sausages and steaks alongside cuts of crocodile, kangaroo and impala.
He says typical horsemeat buyers are ‘‘middle-aged, middle-class people who want to try something different.’’
‘‘We've done some radio phone-ins, and 90 percent of the comments were ‘I'd try it,'’’ Webb said.
But not everyone was convinced: ‘‘Some people say, ‘I have a horse. It'd be like eating my grandmother.'’’
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