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How they fed us donkey burgers
by Ewa Kretowicz
Australians were unwittingly fed donkey meat, goat and maggot-ridden offcuts by some of the country's leading meat producers, according to newly revealed Royal Commission findings.
Papers presented to Justice Albert Edward Woodward in the 1980s and made public for the first time describe Hammond Wholesale and Retail Meats trimming off the dye legally required on pet food and selling it for human consumption as well as wide-spread substitution of halal meat.
"The flesh of donkeys, goats, kangaroos, buffaloes and horses, killed in the field and without regard to any consideration of hygiene...was used indiscriminately to produce food for human consumption," the report said.
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