On the issue of an American appetite for horsemeat, there does appear to be a demand.

For every news story that begins with “Americans don’t want to eat horse meat…,” it’s none too difficult to find another news story that lays waste to that claim.

The ASPCA argues, though, that some animals are more equal than others.

“Due to the historic role that horses have played in the development of our country and culture, the ASPCA is opposed to the slaughter of horses for human consumption,” says the group.

But in the American melting pot, culture cuts (and cooks) in innumerable ways.