Is donkey meat the same as horse meat?
Of course, of course, a lawsuit filed by the Center for Contemporary Equine Studies, a non-profit organization, against Amazon Inc., which the non-profit organization accuses of selling products containing donkey meat.
Unlike horse meat products, it is not illegal to sell donkey products in California, where the complaint was filed. However, the organization claims that donkeys are in the same “Equidae” family as horses, according to food news site thetakeout.com.
Takeout.com had their take on the case: “this argument may not hold up in court, as the specific ban cited in the legal complaint does not clearly define what is considered ̵6;horsemeat.’
Meanwhile, news site WIRED.com investigated and found at least 15 edible items on Amazon that contained donkey, four of which were distributed directly by Amazon. Reporters then ordered the products to see if Amazon would prevent the sale to a California address, and the sale went through “without a hitch,” according to thetakeout.com, which says the matter will be submitted to a judge.