Thursday, 24. April 2014 - 07:04
05. 02. 13. - 14:00
The State Horse Breeding Association (Landes-Pferdezuchtverband) confirmed that the demand for horsemeat in Salzburg has increased in the last few years.
This is due to more information about the fact that the consummation of horsemeat is no longer a taboo.
Consumers appreciate the nutritious meat, said Johann Wieser, Managing Director of the State Horse Breeding Association. Horsemeat is not only low in fat and cholesterol, but also rich in iron and calcium.
"We have been observing, that the number of horses, which were exported to Italy in the past, is decreasing. Now there is only a fractional number of the figures of the years 2004/2005."
Leonhard Rettenbacher, restaurateur from Russbach, Tennengau (Salzburg) confirms the trend to eat horsemeat. Every day there are two dishes containing this meat on the menu. Mr Rettenbacher buys it directly from a farmer in the Lammertal region.
"In our restaurant we sell about 1,000 kilos of horsemeat, 1,000 kilos of lamb and 1,000 kilos of venison. At the moment it is going really well.", says the restaurateur.
As horses are increasingly bought directly from the farmers, they do not need to be sold abroad. This has a positive effect on the proceeds of the farmers, said Wieser.
Criminal caught after asking police if he should be arrested
A criminal who thought he had got away with four counts of embezzlement and fraud managed to alert police to his crimes after he walked into a police station to ask if there was an arrest warrant out on him.
Property price rise continues
The price of property in Vienna has now spiralled so much that every 4th apartment comes with a price tag of 500,000 or more. And every second flat costs 300,000 or more.
Former footballers charged over match-fixing
Austrian prosecutors have charged former footballer Dominique Taboga over allegations of match-fixing, nearly five months after his connection to the scandal was exposed.
Salzburg cheetahs great escape
For the third time in two years a cheetah has broken out from Salzburg Zoo this week.
NGOs calls for Salzburg to act against nitrogen oxide
A consortium of environmental NGOs angry at the excessive levels of nitrogen dioxide polluting the air in the Austrian state of Salzburg have said they will launch legal action against the state unless a change is made.
Nazi Gurlitt family may be hoarding more artwork
The trove of artworks stolen by the Nazis and allegedly hoarded away by art dealer Hildebrand Gurlitt could be larger than previously thought after Austrian officials confirmed the discovery of a third house in Austria belonging to the family.
Further 180 Gurlitt paintings found in Salzburg
A further 180 paintings have been found in the Salzburg home of Cornelius Gurlitt, the son of a Nazi art dealer who made headlines in 2012 when a hoard of artwork was discovered by tax inspectors in his Munich flat.
Swedish woman fighting for life after being run over by snowmobile
A young Swedish waitress is fighting for her life after being run over by a 6.5 tonne snowmobile after deciding to ski down a closed off piste while it was being prepared at the Saalbach-Hinterglemm resort in Salzburg.
Salzburg win the Bundesliga with eight games still to go
Red Bull Salzburg have secured the top title in Austria' football league Bundesliga, the earliest point in the season the winner has ever been decided.
Austrian duped by fake Prince Harry on Facebook
An Austrian tradesman who thought Britain's Prince Harry had contracted him to provide parquet floors at Buckingham Palace is unlikely to have the 27,000 EUR he transfered to a conman returned, according to police.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days