Even when it’s considered a taboo in many countries around the world, eating horsemeat in Sicily culture is still a common custom.
The popularity of the Cavallo in Catania, Sicily has continued for generations. In fact they are considered to be one of the largest consumers in Europe.
There have been movements trying to stop the consumption of horsemeat in Italy, but nothing has been successful enough to put an end to the custom.
Walking in the streets of Catania and especially down the well-known “Via Plebiscito,” images of horses are frequently seen in shops and posters suggesting that the animals are an important icon in their culture.