trueCOWBOYmagazine Sept/Oct 2014 - Page 14

But then in the middle of everything, the horse meat scandal broke in Western Europe. Horse meat was found in Taco Bell’s beef tacos and in Ikea Swedish meatballs. Interpol investigated and local police seized the tainted meat products. “When the horsemeat scandal broke in January 2013, my world changed. I was outraged,” says Hansen. “One of the major occupational hazards for an artist is falling in love with their models,” he says. “I was no different and fell in love with my twenty-two rescues.”