= Washoku starts craze for horsemeat sushi =

  • Some of the 40,000 horses flown to Japan in similar crates from Canada since 2013. Canadian law allows them to be exported without food, rest or even water for up to 28 hours. Photograph: Canadian Horse Defence Coalition
  • Horses in crates before their shipment. Photograph: Canadian Horse Defence Coalition
  • Fish sashimi and horsemeat. Photograph: Tribaleye/Alamy
  • A chef prepares a plate at a Nikuzushi (meat sushi) restaurant in Tokyo, including horse, duck and beef. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

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