The social media outlet Twitter was quick to capture both the outrage and the humorous side of the horsemeat crisis.
The social networking site was awash with horse related puns, as the British food industry struggled to come to terms with the news that beef burgers sold by Tesco, and other retailers, had become contaminated with horse DNA.
Here’s a selection of the best puns.
The ribman:”Tesco is saddled with the publicity I’m afraid. It’ll have to just ride it out and wait for the going to improve.”
Horse face man: “Anyone who says those Tesco burgers made them feel a little horse, shame on you.”
Damion Worosz: “Tesco is to drop its ‘Every little helps’ tagline for ‘I’m so hungry I could eat a horse’.”
Shortsnsandals: My Lidl pony #horsegate.”
The James Max: “My mum told me I should watch what I eat. So, I’m going to the Grand National next year.”