With a total population of 360,000 horses in Sweden, and a horse living on average 15 years, statistics indicate that around 20,000 horses should die each year (http://tinyurl.com/cdcju23)
Yet official statistics record 6,000 – 10,000 fewer deaths each year than would be expected – it has been estimated that around 100,000 horses have ‘vanished’ in Sweden since the year 2000.
So where have they gone?
In related news, Swedish . . .food company Findus has been forced to withdraw it’s ‘beef’ lasagne range of product – which it makes from ‘beef’ supplied from a source in Belgium – after tests revealed the presence of horse meat in the lasagne
And where does the Belgium supplier get it’s ‘beef’
It’s surely just a coincidence that 100,000 horses have gone missing in Sweden; Owners can get 3 times as much for their horse at a slaughterhouse in Belgium than they would from one in Sweden; and ‘beef’ supplied from Belgium to Sweden contains horse meat
Or is it ?