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Would You Eat Horsemeat? (Found in Hamburgers)
Guardian ^ | Wednesday 16 January 201

Posted on 01/18/2013 6:26:14 PM PST by nickcarraway

Versatile, healthy and in plentiful supply, there are many ways to prepare delicious dishes with horsemeat

The news that traces of horse DNA have been found in burgers on sale in UK supermarkets has predictably resulted in a minor storm – and a groanworthy selection of jokes – in the newspapers and on social media. But how rational is our horror of eating horse? And is it time to examine our prejudice against what is, after all, an extremely healthy meat?

Of course, the main reason to be scandalised by yesterday's revelations is not that Tesco was selling burgers containing horse, but that they weren't labelled as such. It's not illegal to sell horsemeat in the UK, but it is illegal to sell food containing ingredients that aren't listed on the label. The products in question also included traces of pig DNA, which is considerably more shocking, if you believe that a religious ban on eating pork carries more weight than a moral aversion to eating horse (although horsemeat is also forbidden under some religious dietary laws).

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1 posted on 01/18/2013 6:26:18 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Mmmmmm! Basashi!


2 posted on 01/18/2013 6:28:19 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: nickcarraway

I have eaten horse meat and would do it again. It wasn’t bad.


3 posted on 01/18/2013 6:28:49 PM PST by fso301
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To: nickcarraway

NO! I had it in Belgium by “accident” .. “hamburger?” No way! The meat is gray and you “know” it ain’t right. I asked about that hamburger and sure enough, it was Hi Ho Silver’s back right leg. Yuk!


4 posted on 01/18/2013 6:28:53 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (...and to the Republic for which it STOOD...)
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To: nickcarraway

We pick up roasts when they are on sale and have them ground up. I like to know what is in my hamburger meat.


5 posted on 01/18/2013 6:33:14 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: fso301

If John Wayne and the Lone Ranger wouldn’t, neither will I...


6 posted on 01/18/2013 6:34:58 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
I've known a lot of horses personally, and liked a lot of them. I could not knowingly eat horse meat anymore than I could knowingly consume a cat.

However, that's my choice. If someone else wants to consume a horse, that is their decision.
7 posted on 01/18/2013 6:36:26 PM PST by Nepeta
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To: nickcarraway

We eat pink slime, roaches, rat turds, dead flies etc. What is wrong with a little Sea Biscuit? ;-)


8 posted on 01/18/2013 6:37:01 PM PST by Average Al
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To: nickcarraway

I would try it. If good I’d eat it again.


9 posted on 01/18/2013 6:38:23 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: nickcarraway

I would go for it. I have a pretty wide view of what animals are edible. My coworkers think too wide. My wife can cook just about anything. We have a deal. If I catch it, she will cook it. I married the perfect woman.


10 posted on 01/18/2013 6:39:30 PM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: Nepeta

>> I’ve known a lot of horses personally, and liked a lot of them.

I’ve never known a horse personally, although I have met a few bi-legged horse’s hindportions in my time here on the planet. In general I did not care for those so much.


11 posted on 01/18/2013 6:39:36 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: nickcarraway

Not for me but I’d sell it to my n-e-i-g-h-bors. If they can pony up the and money giddy-up over here I’d sell it. They eat like horses anyway.


12 posted on 01/18/2013 6:39:53 PM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: nickcarraway

I’d prefer not to... but in a pinch, I’d eat horseburgers over a lot of other things.


13 posted on 01/18/2013 6:43:11 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: BipolarBob

You’d better rein in your mischief and bridle your tongue before you stirrup trouble.


14 posted on 01/18/2013 6:45:44 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Nepeta

I generally think that animals which have proven useful in other jobs for us should get a reprieve from being food. Seems like a simple matter of courtesy.

However, if you’re hungry enough, courtesy goes out the window. So, maybe in a SHTF situation. Even then, a horse would probably be more useful alive than in my stomach.


15 posted on 01/18/2013 6:46:27 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

Might not have many choice in Obamaville.

Either eat the horse, or feed it to the dogs and eat the dogs.


16 posted on 01/18/2013 6:46:35 PM PST by digger48
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To: Nervous Tick

Don’t saddle him with grief about it, he was just horsin’ around. I’d better quit before I trot out some more old chestnuts.


17 posted on 01/18/2013 6:48:11 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Nepeta

18 posted on 01/18/2013 6:49:13 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: nickcarraway
Horse meat faces ban in Italy
The Telegraph
By Nick Pisa in Rome
6:20AM GMT 08 Feb 2010
Excerpt:
"Italy is the largest consumer of horsemeat in Europe with more than 48,000 metric tonnes eaten every year and it is a common dish among youngsters because of its high iron content."

http://www.foodstandards.gov.uk/news/newsarchive/salamisurvey171203
"No more horsing around with salami
Wednesday, 17 December 2003
A UK-wide investigation carried out by the Food Standards Agency suggests that consumers should no longer be concerned about the problem of salami containing undeclared horsemeat and donkeymeat"

Horse Meat Discovered In Burgers Sold In UK And Ireland
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2978441/posts


19 posted on 01/18/2013 6:51:37 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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20 posted on 01/18/2013 6:52:06 PM PST by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: nickcarraway

I ate and can’t see any wrong with that.


21 posted on 01/18/2013 6:52:56 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: digger48

Maybe, but in Obamaville, the gas will be fifteen bucks a gallon and we’ll all be riding horses, scooters, and rickshaws :)


22 posted on 01/18/2013 6:53:29 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman
I generally think that animals which have proven useful in other jobs for us should get a reprieve from being food. Seems like a simple matter of courtesy.

I agree.

Most Americans only know horses from movies. They have no idea of the bond one can develop with a horse one works with daily. Trust builds both ways, and once an animal invests that kind of trust in you, betrayal, for me anyway, is impossible.

Horses aren't like the movies. Most of them, if they are raised with kindness and firmness, can be well-mannered and will try NOT to hurt you. Many of them want to please you, and will respond to vocal praise.

Unlike a lot of people, if you treat a horse decently--feed him, care for him, keep him safe--he will almost always treat you decently.
23 posted on 01/18/2013 6:54:41 PM PST by Nepeta
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To: Nepeta

>> Unlike a lot of people, if you treat a horse decently—feed him, care for him, keep him safe—he will almost always treat you decently.

???

I find most people are the same way — treat them decently, with respect, and they reciprocate.


24 posted on 01/18/2013 7:01:58 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: nickcarraway

I speak only for me but the deal between horses and humans and dogs and humans is such that I couldn’t eat either of them except in a life threatening situation.


25 posted on 01/18/2013 7:05:49 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: nickcarraway

Is this a yea or neigh question?


26 posted on 01/18/2013 7:06:40 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: nickcarraway

We eat cows and they don’t eat cows in India. (Guess they don’t as I’ve heard they are sacred there.)


27 posted on 01/18/2013 7:06:56 PM PST by Bronzy
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To: nickcarraway

Certain arms control agreements that we concluded with the Soviet Union, such as the ABM Treaty and SALT II were sold as as being equally beneficial to both sides. Yet to paraphrase a Russian proverb, for the US, such treaties turned out to be more like horse and rabbit pies that contain horse meat and rabbit meat in equal proportions—one horse to one rabbit.


28 posted on 01/18/2013 7:09:07 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: fso301
When I was in the cold storage business in the early 1970's, it was common knowledge that the "bullmeat" imported from Australia had a fair percentage of kangaroo flesh mixed in.

"Who put the 'Roo in the stew?" was the question of the era.....

29 posted on 01/18/2013 7:09:15 PM PST by ErnBatavia (Piffle....)
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To: fso301

Ive eaten horse, dog, pigeon, snake, shrimp cooked and still wiggling, turtle, turtle shell, turtle feet, chicken, chicken feet and something called coin meat that was later explained to me and not something I will eat again.


30 posted on 01/18/2013 7:12:12 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Nervous Tick
I find most people are the same way — treat them decently, with respect, and they reciprocate.

That has not been my experience over the past 62 years.

I'm lost past expecting much from people. If I do something for someone, I have NO expectation of anything other than knowing I did the right thing. I am rarely surprised in a pleasant manner.
31 posted on 01/18/2013 7:13:35 PM PST by Nepeta
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To: Bronzy
We eat cows and they don’t eat cows in India.

Some folks in India do.


Beef Biryani with Basmati Rice

32 posted on 01/18/2013 7:14:44 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
Ive eaten horse, dog, pigeon, snake, shrimp cooked and still wiggling, turtle, turtle shell, turtle feet, chicken, chicken feet and something called coin meat that was later explained to me and not something I will eat again.

Have you tried mountain oysters? They're not seafood. How about sea cucumbers? They're not vegetables. I've had the latter, but not the former.

33 posted on 01/18/2013 7:19:17 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: nickcarraway

Ethical issues aside, horses are treated with drugs that absolutely should NOT be ingested by people. It’s far worse than the drugs cattle receive. There’s no way that slaughterhouses can or will test for these things. Much of the horsemeat produced by this country is from unsuccessful, aged, or injured racehorses, and they receive a cocktail of drugs intended to mask pain or heal injuries—analgesics, medications, antiinflammatories, joint supplements, steroids, sometimes hormones, and sometimes drugs whose nature the trainer doesn’t even know (see recent NYT articles for more on this). The hormones given to cranky mares are absorbed through the skin and are so powerful that humans can’t even touch them, much less eat them. No, I would never eat horsemeat.


34 posted on 01/18/2013 7:31:23 PM PST by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: Fiji Hill

I’ve had the former and the latter. My chinese dinner companions did say ‘its not a vegetable’ but I finally checked wikipedia and now know the full story. Kangaroo was good but it may have had a good marinade. Croc is kind of like lobster. Never had snake.

I wouldn’t eat horse though. I heard it tastes too much like spotted owl. (I know, but there are always younger freepers who haven’t heard it all.)


35 posted on 01/18/2013 7:32:18 PM PST by posterchild
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To: Fiji Hill

I ate dog in the Philippines a long time ago. I won’t say what it tasted like.


36 posted on 01/18/2013 7:35:23 PM PST by Ax
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To: Fiji Hill

For the tourist probably, huh?


37 posted on 01/18/2013 7:45:26 PM PST by Bronzy
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To: nickcarraway

Horse meat is very good. No problem with it. I have also had goat, yak, ground hog, squirrel, rabbit, alligator, snake, venison, elk, caribou and bear. Not a problem with any of them. Man is made to eat meat.


38 posted on 01/18/2013 7:49:30 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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To: Nepeta

Maybe you should seek a different group to hang out with.

Personally I have had a lot of luck finding loving, caring people in the various “organizations” around town where God and His son Jesus are praised and worshipped. (Most people call them churches.)

Since you already do the right thing BECAUSE it’s the right thing, not expecting reward, you’re already well along the path of living as Jesus would have you to live.

God bless you, and FRegards


39 posted on 01/18/2013 7:49:47 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Nervous Tick

The last time I ate Basashi was in Iwate-ken, Tono-shi. I lived there for two years in the late 80’s. Still love the place.


40 posted on 01/18/2013 7:55:18 PM PST by Have Ruck - Will Travel (Hmm, I wonder what would happen if I...)
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To: nickcarraway
(although horsemeat is also forbidden under some religious dietary laws)

Speaking of clean vs unclean animals that are or aren't for human consumption, I'm looking for Bible chapter and verse that negates the original list and opens everything up for consumption.

Any Bible scholars who would point me in the right direction? I confess, I really like bacon.

41 posted on 01/18/2013 8:02:21 PM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: nickcarraway; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Probably a Gallop poll.

I’m sure some people will saddle on to these survey results.


42 posted on 01/18/2013 8:07:53 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: GBA

New testament. I think it’s Peter or Paul who receives a feast from Heaven with all kinds of foods. Sorry I don’t have chapter/verse handy.


43 posted on 01/18/2013 8:12:04 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Nervous Tick

It’s the mane entree at our house.


44 posted on 01/18/2013 8:17:16 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: GBA

If it helps your search, I think the animals were presented to him in a sheet.


45 posted on 01/18/2013 8:19:47 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: nickcarraway

Horsemeat is indistinguishable from beef in taste. It is much leaner than beef; very close to buffalo. However, changing the diet may developed a more marbled cut of horse if its digestive system could handle it.


46 posted on 01/18/2013 8:56:01 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: CrazyIvan

It is kind of amazing that a DREAM can be the basis for major religious doctrine.

I kind of opine that an all-powerful God could deliver His messages in a more direct method to multiple witnesses.

Or had His Son tell people.


47 posted on 01/18/2013 9:00:24 PM PST by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: nickcarraway

My answer to “would you eat horsemeat”?

NAYYYYYYYYY!


48 posted on 01/18/2013 9:18:47 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Nepeta

Unlike a lot of people, if you treat a horse decently—feed him, care for him, keep him safe—he will almost always treat you decently.

Like a lot of people, if someone else has abused them they may try to hurt you.

I grew up on a horse. In fact, my legs are still a little bowed from it. Horses and humans do bond but then so do cows raised under the same conditions. As long as the horse wasn’t my horse, I could eat it.


49 posted on 01/18/2013 9:46:58 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Boogieman

“I generally think that animals which have proven useful in other jobs for us should get a reprieve from being food.”

Unless you’re Amish, horses serve no usefull purpose unless it is takiong money from idiots at race tracks so we might as well eat them and make them usefull again!


50 posted on 01/18/2013 10:03:14 PM PST by dalereed
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