Wild horses to become the new frontier in Alberta’s new frontier
B.C.’s Wild Horses will become the next frontier for outdoor bbqs.
The federal government has said the horses will be licensed to sell up to $2,000 worth of meat a day and will be permitted to graze on private lands.
“I think they’re very hungry, and they really are, and I think the way we’ve got to deal with that is we’re going to get them the right product,” said Mike Nault, who has worked as a veterinarian for more than 40 years.
The Wild Horse and Burro Commission will meet in Vancouver on Thursday and Friday to draft regulations for the new industry.
B.S. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has already signed off on the rules, which will be finalized by June.
The commission is expected to meet again in the fall to finalize a proposal for the meat market.
The province is expected in 2018 to issue licenses for horsemeat products that will be sold at a bbquare.
“We’re not going to allow the sale of horsemeat,” said Nault.
“The Wild Horse Act is meant to protect the wild horse.”
The horsemeat market has already sprung up in B.M. The city of Vancouver recently approved a proposal to set up a bingo hall, which is expected within two years.
Bylaws have also been put in place for horse-drawn bbques, which could be set up as soon as next year.
“This is the biggest development of horse meat in the world,” said Doug Lister, a retired professor at the University of Alberta who has studied the bbque industry.
“It’s going to create the first bbQ market outside of Canada.”
The new industry could lead to a boom in horse meat production and demand for bbqi, which can be used in restaurants, soups, and even condiments.
“There are no restrictions whatsoever on horse meat, but there is an expectation that horses are going to be raised and slaughtered and they will be fed horsemeat, and then there will be a huge market for that,” said Lister.