As I predicted here on the, this horse meat scandal just got a lot bigger with the shocking admission that not only were people eating horse they bought as “fresh beef,” folks were also downing high quantity of the powerful horse painkiller, bute or Phenylbutazone.



Eight horses slaughtered in the UK have tested positive for the veterinary painkiller bute, according to the Food Standards Agency. Phenylbutazone can cause rare, life-threatening conditions in humans, such as blood dyscrasia. Special correspondent Felicity Lawrence explains the significance of the drug entering the food chain…