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Not a good time to be a horse in the UK. Or, for that matter, a beef eating human.

The Associated Press reports that the British government is saying that three horse carcasses have tested positive for bute, a painkiller that is used on horses buy can be harmful to people if ingested.

The problem is that meat from the horses may have entered the human food chain as part of the ongoing scandal that has revealed that beef contaminated with horse meat has been sold in the Uk and in a number of European countries.

Investigations are continuing.
KC's View:
I'm not sure who is going to come out the worst on this one - the horses that ended up as human food, or the horses' asses that either allowed this to happen or conspired to make it happen.