The Washington Times - June 23, 2009, 06:14AM

British horse owners are confounded and insulted by a European Union directive requiring them to sign a pledge not to eat their steeds, the Daily Telegraph is reporting.

The EU directive is aimed at halting the eating of horses on the continent, but Brits say it is ridiculous for them to sign the pledge because they have never used their horses as cattle.


“I’d like to be a fly on the wall when the Queen and Princess Anne are asked to sign a form saying they’re not going to eat their horses,” said Nigel Farage, leader of of a British anti-EU group.

To the Brits, this is like pledging not to practice cannibalism. And if you have to promise not to do something …

Whoever said Europeans are civilized and sophisticated must not have known about this horse thing. Give me Roy Rogers RIDING Trigger any day — not barbecuing Trigger on a spit.

“I’m so hungry I could eat a horse” is only a figure of speech, Europeans. It’s not a menu order.

I wonder if horse takes like chicken. Because if it does, the EU should pledge to just eat chicken.