I would beg to differ. I spent many summers in my youth on the family dairy farm. We had both cows and horses and I have yet to meet a smart cow. However I have worked with many smart horses.
A cow eats, poops and farts and refuses to be trained to do anything except stall and accept milkers.
A horse, on the other hand, can be trained to do tricks and respond to verbal commands ... try that with a cow.
You never see anyone making a fast getaway on a cow.
Hmmm.... OK, I don’t have much farm experience. I just read somewhere that oxen teams will not pull to exhaustion while horses will keep going until they drop dead (Gone With The Wind).
Anyway, there is a taboo on eating horsemeat here that doesn’t hold in Europe. If Burger King was provided horsemeat that passed inspection, what’s the big deal? Maybe Europeans have more famine experience. Wonder how horses fair in China?