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Crisis Averted! NYC Museum Café Nixes Plan to Serve Horse Meat

Friday, October 5, 2012 - 4:15pm

When the M. Wells Dinette, which recently opened inside MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art) PS1 in Queens, announced plans to add horse meat to its menu, New Yorkers did not take it lying down. In fact, animal lovers all over the nation joined the ASPCA in speaking out against the idea—and we’re thrilled to share the news that the restaurant’s owners have graciously agreed to keep horse meat off the menu…permanently.

“We are thrilled that the outpouring of concern and outrage coupled with startling health concerns about the toxicity of horse meat won the day, and the M. Wells Dinette decided to step away from this idea,” says Nancy Perry, Senior Vice President of ASPCA Government Relations.

A national poll conducted earlier this year showed that 80% of American voters oppose the slaughter of U.S. horses for human consumption—and that sentiment was certainly borne out over the past week in New York City, where the M. Wells story ignited a firestorm of media coverage as well as hundreds of letters and phone calls directly to MoMA’s offices.

The ASPCA urges all Americans to contact their federal legislators in support of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, which would prohibit the sale and transport of horses for slaughter in the United States, as well as across the border to Canada and Mexico. Passage of this critical legislation would end the current export and slaughter of approximately 100,000 American horses each year.

For more information and to join the ASPCA Advocacy Brigade, please visit our online Advocacy Center.

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LeDe

I against that darn thing!!!!!!!!! It s sooo much animal cruelty!!! No reason to do that to sell meats to feed!!!! It s very gross to abuse it!!!!!!! I m animal lover!!!!!!!!!

Liza Kennedy

WTF. What's next dog meat, or snake meat or donkie ? Stupid people I'm sure the so called French cuisine. Thinking its a high end place so why not.! Wrong you idiots . Ha ha go back to
Paris and then maybe you can serve oysters for what I care about your cuisine and country yuk!

Shannon

I'm stunned that people would even want to eat horse meat (sounds rather disgusting to me) and I'm glad that people rebelled against the idea. I've heard that in some countries they do eat horse meat but just because you can, doesn't mean that you should!