Teen slammed for cooking and eating her own horse after it was put down: 'It's not better for the meat to be eaten by worms'
A Norwegian teenager, Pia Olden, 18, revealed she ate her own horse after it was put down due to an illness.
A Norwegian teenager revealed that she has been receiving death threats after she confessed to eating her own horse when it had to be put down.
The teenager had claimed that the meat had been one of the best that she had ever eaten. 18-year-old Pia Olden took to social media on Friday to describe how her family had stored some fillets of her horse, Drifting Speed, in their freezer after the horse had to be put to sleep due to an illness in 2018.
Olden who is an apprentice chef and an equestrian had prepared her pet's meat with some chili and mango. She then shared the picture online and captioned it, "If I'm going to eat horse meat, it's going to be my own." Olden received a lot of backlash and criticism for her post and was also sent death threats.
As reported by Dagbladet, Olden shared, "Many wrote that I too deserve to be killed for eating my own horse ... One wrote that I should lose the right to have animals." She added that the most criticism she received came from women especially other female horse riders. However, Olden believes that her actions were the best way to honor her late horse.
"It's not better for the meat to be buried and eaten by the worms," she shared. The teen's family are farmers in Trondelag, Norway had shared that their outlook on their relationship with animals is much more realistic than from those criticizing her. Her social media posts garnered a lot of attention online and as a result, Olden had to remove her original post.
Her post was shared on a humor page which she soon had removed after it received a lot of reactions. Olden says that she is standing by her decision and shared that the horse had to be killed in any case. "It was some of the best meat we have eaten," she revealed.