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From volume 1, issue #34, dated Feb 6th, 1943

People at Newark, N.J., are no longer just saying, "I'm so hungry that I could eat a horse." They're doing just that; many of them are. The city authorized meat markets to sell horse flesh for human consumption, and already more than two tons of the stuff has been sold.

Yank Archive curator's comments:

Horse meat continued to be available in New Jersey for several years, but sales were eventually re-regulated. (See this for more info.)

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