Skip to comments.Would You Eat Horsemeat? (Found in Hamburgers)
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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I have eaten horse meat and would do it again. It wasn’t bad.
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!
We pick up roasts when they are on sale and have them ground up. I like to know what is in my hamburger meat.
If John Wayne and the Lone Ranger wouldn’t, neither will I...
We eat pink slime, roaches, rat turds, dead flies etc. What is wrong with a little Sea Biscuit? ;-)
I would try it. If good I’d eat it again.
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.
>> 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.
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.
I’d prefer not to... but in a pinch, I’d eat horseburgers over a lot of other things.
You’d better rein in your mischief and bridle your tongue before you stirrup trouble.
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.
Might not have many choice in Obamaville.
Either eat the horse, or feed it to the dogs and eat the dogs.
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.
I ate and can’t see any wrong with that.
Maybe, but in Obamaville, the gas will be fifteen bucks a gallon and we’ll all be riding horses, scooters, and rickshaws :)
>> 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.
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.
Is this a yea or neigh question?
We eat cows and they don’t eat cows in India. (Guess they don’t as I’ve heard they are sacred there.)
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.
"Who put the 'Roo in the stew?" was the question of the era.....
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.
Some folks in India do.
Beef Biryani with Basmati Rice
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.
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.
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.)
I ate dog in the Philippines a long time ago. I won’t say what it tasted like.
For the tourist probably, huh?
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.
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
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.
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.
Probably a Gallop poll.
I’m sure some people will saddle on to these survey results.
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.
It’s the mane entree at our house.
If it helps your search, I think the animals were presented to him in a sheet.
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.
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.
My answer to “would you eat horsemeat”?
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.
“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!