Horse meat scandal hoofs Alberta

A billboard advertising Ikea meatballs is seen in the parking lot at the Ikea store in Stockholm...

A billboard advertising Ikea meatballs is seen in the parking lot at the Ikea store in Stockholm February 25, 2013 in this picture provided by Scanpix. (REUTERS/Jessica Gow/Scanpix)

JENNA MCMURRAY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:14 PM ET

CALGARY - The horse meat controversy in Europe is having a ripple effect on Alberta.

Bruce Flewelling, who sells horses for slaughter, said he was told last week by the facility he sends his animals to that it couldn't accept any for the time being.

Alberta ships horse meat to Belgium, France, Switzerland and Japan.

"The pounds of meat we're shipping to Europe has been cut in half," he said, adding that's frustrating for Albertans affected. "The scandal had nothing to do with our horses."


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