25th February 2013
MEAT from RATS and abandoned DOGS may have
entered the human food chain, an MEP claims.
Alyn Smith says "forced
cannibalism" is feared to be taking place with dead animals being turned
into food for livestock and pets. He said Spanish cops are probing pet
sanctuaries in the country after finding warehouses stacked with 15 tons of
dog carcasses. And the MEP for Scotland insists there will be "further
revelations". He said yesterday: "Colleagues from France and Belgium tell me
they expect results of tests any minute which will confirm dog and rat in
the human food chain. I'm concerned given the EU-wide pet food market this
contamination could be considerably more widespread." Mr Smith -- in
Edinburgh to promote Scottish beef -- has lodged a demand for European-wide
testing as the meat labelling scandal deepens.