EU wants horse owners to promise not to eat them

The European Union (EU) is preparing to introduce a law that would force horse owners to sign a pledge promising not to eat their horses.

The move is in response to concern about vet drugs entering human diets, with around 2 million horses are eaten in the EU every year. The EU is also introducing a system of “horse passports” for horse tracking (we’re not making this up.)

The Telegraph notes rightly that the law would mean that the Queen would also have to sign the pledge, a move that her majesty may not find amusing.