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Dogs to Eat Icelandic Horn

Icelandic sheepdog.

The Icelandic sheepdog. Photo: commons.wikimedia.org/Wikipedia

You may not be able to teach your dog to play the French horn, but to eat an Icelandic one… that’s another story. An experimental project making dog food out of sheep horns is planned in Bolungarvík, the West Fjords, according to Fréttablaðið.

The project, which is being done in cooperation with parties abroad, was launched in the fall of 2014, when the production of dog food began in Húsavík, North Iceland, and continued through the spring of 2015. That operation is now being moved to Bolungarvík, where it will be housed in an old freezing plant.

There are a few companies in Iceland already involved in the production of dog food. Hundahreysti (Dog Fitness) produces fresh dog food, made from raw Icelandic lamb, cattle blood and rumina. Iceland Pet , owned by Lýsi, produces dog and cat food in Þorlákshöfn, Southwest Iceland. Its product is made from fish.

The production in Bolungarvík is a way to recycle sheep horns, which otherwise would be discarded for a fee of ISK 20 each (USD 0.17, EUR 0.15).

It‘s not yet clear when production begins, nor is it known how many jobs it will create. What matters most is that the new form of horns will strike the right note with dogs.

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