An undercover investigation carried out by British broadcaster the BBC has found that large quantities of “illegal” and “potentially unsafe” meat like cane rats is being sold to the public by traders at the Ridley Road Market, in East London.
Sources told the BBC investigators that the Ridley Road Market was a “hotbed of illicit meat activity” including the illegal sale of “smokies” a delicacy made by charring sheep or goat meat with a blow torch. Well doesn’t that sound yummy, I really want to try that. NOT.
The practice of creating “smokies” is actually outlawed in the UK and under EU food regulations due to fears over public safety and animal welfare.
According to the BBC “It has also been linked to mafia-style gangs in Wales who steal sheep and goats, slaughtering them in unlicensed abattoirs.” WTF!!!!Continue Reading