Princess Anne horsemeat comments spark debate
15 November 2013 Last updated at 18:59 GMT
Animal welfare charities have welcomed Princess Anne's suggestion that horse welfare could be improved by putting horsemeat on sale in UK supermarkets.
She claimed owners might take better care of their horses if they believed they could sell them for meat.
The Princess Royal made her remarks in a speech to the charity World Horse Welfare, of which she is president.
Duncan Kennedy reports.