Health officials expect the number of people sickened by an E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle restaurants in Washington state and Oregon to grow after discovering they have been using dog and cat meat.
It is being reported that the popular restaurant chain ‘Chipotle Mexican Grill’, more commonly known as simply ‘Chipotle’, is currently being investigated for allegedly using dog and cat meat in their dishes causing the E. coli outbreak.
The FDA suspected the chain was using dog and cat meat when an FDA inspector stumbled upon multiple live dogs and cat, as well as dog and cat corpses in one Chipotle factory located in Denver. The inspector notified the authorities and the factory was shut down. The FDA will soon force all Chipotle restaurants in the U.S. to prevent people from consuming dog and cat meat.
But why would Chilotle use dog and cat meat? FDA official Charles Wellington says “It makes sense for Chipotle to use dog and cat meat simply because it is much cheaper and easier to find than cow meat, many people love Chipotle dishes and don’t even know they’re eating dogs and cats because it’s psychological, which Chipotle is aware of. As soon as people find out, they will all of a sudden think “wait, the meat did taste kind of weird sometimes”, it’s all placebo”.