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Meat Prices / Horse Meat Sales #25549

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 26, 1973
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(Studio) More people using horse meat as substitute for beef due to high prices beef.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Iselin, New Jersey) Bunchy Grant of Roosevelt Sales Stable sells far more horses to slaughterhse. than did last year Jim Leone sells horse meat for human consumption at his store. Business is good. [LEONE - tells group of demonstrators he doesn't buy horse meat except from farms where horses raised specifically for slaughter.] [GRANT - says there are no horse ranches that raise horses for slaughter, but there may be if prices continue to rise. Presently horses slaughtered are those too lame, sick or old to be used as riding horses. ]
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman

(Studio) Meat inspection standards are same for horses as for cattle.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reasoner, Harry;
Zimmerman, Bill

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