Horse on the menu
at the Munich Oktoberfest

They deliver the beer and now they’re on the menu. 
This year horse meat is headed for the beer benches of Munich’s Oktoberfest.
According to the Mindelheimer Zeitung newspaper, Munich City Council declared a ban on cooked horse at the fest was out-of-date. 
The council decided horse meat could now hold it’s with pork and chicken in the quality steaks (In the past, only old and sick horses were killed for dinner). 
The council had also found it tasteless to sell horse meat when horse races were going on the Oktoberfest, but these were wound up in 1960. 
Horse-drawn carriages are still used to deliver some of the beer to the fest, however. 
One horse butcher has already applied to sell the meat, but it’s not yet sure if he’ll qualify for a stall at the Oktoberfest.


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