Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Imaginary horses

A bit of road where horses are actually banned
Yesterday I read a number of articles in the British press stating, without doubt, that a new law in Romania had been introduced banning horse (and donkey) carts from main roads. This, apparently, is the reason that everyone's rushing to get their horse slaughtered and subsequently sold on to British supermarkets as burgers.  Then I drove home, along a main road, passing two horse carts as I did, before arriving home turning on the BBC news and discovering that I must have been hallucinating since there are no longer horses and carts on Romanian roads.

I have no idea who is feeding this story to the British media but it's about as dependable as a Tesco value burger. 


Stay-At-Home Indie-Pop said...

You don't understand - those aren't Romanians, Andy, they're just Amish on holiday.

whitehorsepilgrim said...

It would be good if that absurd law isn't being enforced. When I was working in Transylvania a few years ago farmers with no route to their fields but the main road were being threatened by the police. Naturally bribes were being taken to allow rural people to get to their land. But I would expect a more enlightened approach in the Hungarian enclave.