My Little Pony
'My Little Pony Burgers' prevent good horse meat from going to waste Getty

A Dutch restaurant is serving horse meat to customers and they are not trying to hide it either. The dish is called the My Little Pony Burger.

Food Guerilla is a daring restaurant that sources its equine foodstuffs from a food truck called Keuken van het Ongewenst Dier – or the Unwanted Animal Kitchen.

The patties are all made from the butchered meat of ageing ponies at a local amusement park in Slagharen. The inspiration behind the unusual protein source is to ensure that the meat from older horses is not wasted when the animals are put down.

Babbe Hengeveld, who runs Food Guerrilla, said: "They don't sell well because people do feel bad about the idea of eating horse. For some, horses will always be seen as pets in the same way dogs are."

Cows and chickens, in many Western cultures, aren't kept as pets so they're OK for food. I just need to throw away the meat sometimes. For people to understand, you really have to explain to them clearly about the unwanted ponies and horse meat. When I'm cooking in the kitchen, I don't always have time for this," she told VICE Munchies.