In parliaments all throughout the world, and in cabinets and governments everywhere, there are always fools who feel compelled to share their opinions. This is no different.
Part of the world is laughing at the part of the world that has a sickening aversion to horse meat. If you've ever lived in a country where they hang up dogs in the window of a butcher's shop, you understand what this is about. If the consensus opinion is that the meat is tainted--and contains something that should not be there--then this is a public health violation as well as a violation of a cultural norm.
Vegetarianism has never looked more appealing. People who are on government subsidy should be freely given vegetarian foods to help them build a healthier, sustainable lifestyle, but that's yet another idea that wouldn't ever get off the ground.