Apparently, some British people might have accidentally eaten some horse meat, thinking it was beef. This is apparently a Very Big Deal, because British people are civilized and do not eat horses, unlike the barbaric French.
And yet somehow, no one on the internet has posted the “All our horses are 100% horse-fed for that double-horse juiced-in goodness” clip from Futurama. Seriously, internet, WTF?
From the BBC’s guide to voting and polling stations for today’s election:
“CAN I BRING MY PETS WITH ME TO VOTE?
Dogs may not yet be entitled to vote but they are allowed to come and watch as long as they don’t disrupt the vote. According to previous guidance issued by the Electoral Commission, dogs must be in an “accompanying” role rather than “free-range”.
In cases where a voter has two or more dogs and will struggle to control them while casting their ballot, polling station staff may hold the dogs’ leads. Rural constituencies might have cases of voters riding to the polling station. In such cases, horses and ponies should be tethered up outside. There is no guidance on other animals such as rabbits, ferrets or pot-bellied pigs, so any decision will be at the discretion of presiding officers.”
The guide also answers other frequently-asked questions, such as “can I vote if I’m drunk?” (yes), “can I wear a giant rosette?” (no), and “I’m a member of the royal family, can I vote?” (surprisingly complicated, but apparently depends on how fancy a royal you are).