Horse • Heleen Peeters
The Eriskay Connection, 232 p, ills colour, approx. 8"x12", softbound, Dutch/English
Humans and horses share a long history together, from transport and agriculture to war. Currently they are often seen as domestic pets with a moral status, used for recreation, competitions, and medical therapy. In 1948, the grandfather of Heleen Peeters began a business in what many now consider taboo: horse meat. At that time of post-war recovery, many people were poor, and affordable horse meat was in high demand. But today the production and consumption of horse meat is disappearing. This volume broadly documents the culture and traditions of horse meat in many places around the world, including Belgium, Poland, Kyrgyzstan, Argentina, and the United States.