What’s in That Whopper? Burger King Busted Selling Horse Meat

Friday, February 1, 2013 - 5:15pm

It’s both sad and gross at the same time. After nearly two weeks of trying to reassure the public that Burger King’s products were safe, the fast food giant just announced that an internal investigation confirmed that burgers containing horse meat have been sold in its United Kingdom locations!

Rumors of the contamination were first triggered by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland after it found horse meat in the frozen beef burgers of several major grocery suppliers in Ireland and the UK. The contaminated meat is from the Ireland-based processing company Silvercrest, which is a subsidiary of ABP Food Group.

"These recent revelations of horse meat in European hamburgers are proof that the predatory horse slaughter industry isn't worried about who it victimizes—horses and diners are all at risk," says Nancy Perry, Senior Vice President of ASPCA Government Relations. “In addition to the inherent cruelty of horse slaughter, the toxicity of horse meat is a big problem. We’ve become increasingly aware of all the drugs routinely given to horses that are dangerous to humans and banned for use in animals raised for human consumption.”

Take Action!
This incident happened across the ocean, but horses are at risk of terrifying, inhumane deaths at slaughterhouses right here at home: Horse slaughter proponents are taking drastic steps to re-open horse slaughter plants in the United States! Please visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center to urge U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to reject any application to operate a horse slaughter facility in the U.S.

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Sick fucksss!!!

Tracey valentine

Absolutely disgusting. I will no longer be eating at a majority of these establishments. And how disgusting would it be to open up horse slaughter houses. For who's gain? Terrible. It's amazing how money really does make the most influence. Horses are magnificent creatures. Both beautiful and smart.

Tiffany Fontaine

Please do not consider any application to operate horse slaughter in the US. This is inappropriate and cruel.

Nicola fryer

Stop this disgusting trade

Christine holland

Do not use horses in our food!


I would sooner trust a restored Limo made prior to the 70's than any newer one! And htey are cooler, like a 54' Caddy limo I once rode in! Not as much electronic junk,sensors and PCM's to short out or send fuel the other way like what happened several years ago in a car fire, I think it was also a Limo, made in the 80's. Glad the women got out ok! What a scare!


Horse slaughter is legal in the us president obama sighned the bill the thanksgiving before last...its sick and demented and theirs no regulation for the usda to keep up inspections. Im probably going to be bashed for this but horse slaughter can be a good thing. Their are so many breeders backyard and big breeders and we cannot stop that. We have no right to tell someone they can't breed their animal. Their are so many horses that cannot be saved and the most humane thing is to put them down. Slaughterhouses should have to put horses down humanely and proper they should not suffer in the process and to be treated with dignaty and respect in the process.


Please this horrible unthikable hooror. Please do not consider any application to operate horse s;aughter in the U.S.
thank you


While I agree that this is terrible, it amazes me how some people will read this and think the same but will show no remorse to animals in other slaughterhouses.

Donna Gilson

What your company has done is disgusting. Not only to the horses but to the people eating this without knowing. I'm sure your business will feel the consequences of this. I hope this stops immediately!