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Obama Legalizes Horse Slaughter for Human Consumption
technorati.com ^ | November 28, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Madeline Bernstein

Posted on 11/30/2011 7:33:57 AM PST by justlittleoleme

In a bipartisan effort, the House of Representatives and the United States Senate approved the Conference Committee report on spending bill H2112, which among other things, funds the United States Department of Agriculture. On November 18th, as the country was celebrating Thanksgiving, President Obama signed a law, allowing Americans to kill and eat horses. Essentially, one turkey was pardoned in the presence of worldwide media while in the shadows, buried under pages of fiscal regulation, millions of horses were sentenced to death.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: horsemeat4u; horses; kingofthedeficit; obama; slaughter; vile; wagyu4obama
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1 posted on 11/30/2011 7:34:06 AM PST by justlittleoleme
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To: justlittleoleme

Who would want to eat a horse?


2 posted on 11/30/2011 7:35:15 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: justlittleoleme

Must be he’s wanting to be like the France/European model.


3 posted on 11/30/2011 7:35:21 AM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: justlittleoleme

Obama is doing his level best to deliver a second Great Depression including the choice cuts of meat that were served in the 30s.


4 posted on 11/30/2011 7:35:55 AM PST by relictele (Unions: organized crime with better PR)
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To: stars & stripes forever

I guess if your hungry enough to.


5 posted on 11/30/2011 7:36:08 AM PST by justlittleoleme
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To: stars & stripes forever

They taste fine.


6 posted on 11/30/2011 7:36:39 AM PST by dinodino
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To: justlittleoleme

Muslims eat horses.


7 posted on 11/30/2011 7:37:15 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: stars & stripes forever

Hungry people. I’m just hoping I never get that hungry.


8 posted on 11/30/2011 7:38:15 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: chris37

So do Mexicans and French.


9 posted on 11/30/2011 7:38:28 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: All

is this a joke?!?


10 posted on 11/30/2011 7:38:28 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: stars & stripes forever; All

In Europe there are entire shops dedicated to horse meat. I never tried it, but my dad liked it ok.

There was also talk of the best fries being made with horse fat.


11 posted on 11/30/2011 7:38:47 AM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: chris37

So do the French.


12 posted on 11/30/2011 7:38:59 AM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: justlittleoleme

Horse, dog, cat, Ostrich, Ox.

It’s all meat.

If you’re hungry, you’ll eat it.


13 posted on 11/30/2011 7:39:19 AM PST by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: justlittleoleme

The prophet Muhamad ate a lot of horses. Something has to fill the protein void as swine is phased out.


14 posted on 11/30/2011 7:39:38 AM PST by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: justlittleoleme

Can dogs be far behind?


15 posted on 11/30/2011 7:39:51 AM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: justlittleoleme

Why??? Are we running out of cows, pigs, and chickens?


16 posted on 11/30/2011 7:40:04 AM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: Maverick68

Nope. Not a joke. Just most articles blame congress instead of blaming Obummer. http://yourlife.usatoday.com/fitness-food/story/2011-11-30/Horses-could-soon-be-slaughtered-for-meat-in-US/51495306/1


17 posted on 11/30/2011 7:40:25 AM PST by justlittleoleme
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To: justlittleoleme

Nay I say Nay! People are omnivores we eat anything but eating Michelle Obama seems like a step too far.


18 posted on 11/30/2011 7:41:26 AM PST by dog breath
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To: stars & stripes forever
Who would want to eat a horse?

How about eat LIKE a horse...


19 posted on 11/30/2011 7:41:52 AM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: justlittleoleme

Horse meat is very dark and lean, much like elk. I personally have no problem with people eating horse, cow, dog, deer, raccoons, opossums, bear, cats, or alligators. In a free society, it is nobody’s business!

Perhaps this will drive down the price of beef.


20 posted on 11/30/2011 7:42:18 AM PST by Big_Harry (Ecc10:2 "A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left")
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To: justlittleoleme

How long till Moochelle begins mandating it be used in school lunches and McDonalds Happy Meals?

“Let Them Eat Horse!”


21 posted on 11/30/2011 7:42:44 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: stars & stripes forever

Wagyu Horsemeat?

http://www.nikuya.ca/

Nikuya distributes Wagyu (Kobe) Beef and Kurobuta (Berkshire) Pork to wholesale, foodservice and retail accounts throughout Canada. In British Columbia, Nikuya specializes in the processing, distribution and retailing of the following products.

Japanese Wagyu (Kobe) Beef
Australian Wagyu (Kobe) Beef
American Wagyu (Kobe) Beef
American Kurobuta (Berkshire) Pork
Ohmugi-buta (Barley Fed) Pork
Beef
Food Products
Poultry (Chicken, Duck, Turkey)
Horse Meat
Wild Boar


22 posted on 11/30/2011 7:42:59 AM PST by digger48
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To: driftdiver

And Canadians, well pretty much every country but the US.


23 posted on 11/30/2011 7:43:07 AM PST by aft_lizard (Barack Obama is Hugo Chavez's poodle.)
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To: justlittleoleme

Great news, if true. Maybe fewer people will abandon or starve their horses with the slaughterhouse option reopened.


24 posted on 11/30/2011 7:43:07 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: justlittleoleme

I’m not interested in horse meat, but I think it’s absurd that the government tries to tell us what we cannot eat.

If I want to eat my dog, I should be able to.

Disgusting, but freedom isn’t always pretty.


25 posted on 11/30/2011 7:45:23 AM PST by Jedidah
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To: justlittleoleme
From the article We Eat Horses, Don’t We? :

During World War II and the postwar years, when beef and pork were scarce or priced beyond most consumers’ means, horsemeat appeared in the butcher’s cold case. In 1951, Time magazine reported from Portland, Ore.: “Horsemeat, hitherto eaten as a stunt or only as a last resort, was becoming an important item on Portland tables. Now there were three times as many horse butchers, selling three times as much meat.” Noting that “people who used to pretend it was for the dog now came right out and said it was going on the table,” the article provided tips for cooking pot roast of horse and equine fillets.

A similar situation unfolded in 1973, when inflation sent the cost of traditional meats soaring. Time reported that “Carlson’s, a butcher shop in Westbrook, Conn., that recently converted to horsemeat exclusively, now sells about 6,000 pounds of the stuff a day.” The shop was evangelical in its promotion of horse as a main course, producing a 28-page guide called “Carlson’s Horsemeat Cook Book,” with recipes for chili con carne, German meatballs, beery horsemeat and more. While no longer in print, the book is catalogued on Amazon.

So, this is a sign that the economy is getting worse.

26 posted on 11/30/2011 7:45:32 AM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: justlittleoleme

How many neigh votes were there?


27 posted on 11/30/2011 7:45:38 AM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: justlittleoleme

I’m thinking tough meat and bland flavor.

I never realized it was illegal to eat horses. I just thought people didn’t do it because horse meat wasn’t any good compared to other much tastier options. Of course that is also why even if legal most people won’t eat horse.


28 posted on 11/30/2011 7:45:38 AM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: justlittleoleme
"Your magesty, your magesty - the peasants have no bread!"

Marie Antoinette: "Let them eat cake"

Obama: "Let them eat dog food"

29 posted on 11/30/2011 7:46:33 AM PST by Upstate NY Guy
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To: 1rudeboy

Yes, it seems most posters don’t know what a cruel thing the Animal Rights Nazi’s had forced into law. Their laws have caused great suffering for horses.

This is one of the few humane things Obama has done. Good for him.


30 posted on 11/30/2011 7:47:07 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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To: pgkdan
As a former farmer, you have to have some market for the disposition of all livestock raised by man. What else should you do with an injured or old horse? Feeding worms in a deep hole is a waste of input costs. Humane slaughter and good use of the animal's resources are what should be done, rgardless of it's attraction.

Unless it's processed, packaged, and distributed for use, it's a wasted resource which gets cleaned up by maggots.

31 posted on 11/30/2011 7:47:30 AM PST by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: driftdiver

Ew.


32 posted on 11/30/2011 7:47:40 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: digger48

I’ve had it in restaurants in northern Japan.


33 posted on 11/30/2011 7:48:19 AM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: justlittleoleme

To me, eating horses is like eating dogs and cats. It’s just wrong. I don’t know why he did this.


34 posted on 11/30/2011 7:48:23 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: relictele
Obama is doing his level best to deliver a second Great Depression including the choice cuts of meat that were served in the 30s.

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"I slaughtered this horse last Tuesday. I think it's startin' to turn. "

35 posted on 11/30/2011 7:48:34 AM PST by digger48
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To: justlittleoleme

There were “Hoover Hogs” and now we have “Obama Beef”.


36 posted on 11/30/2011 7:49:06 AM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: stuartcr

how’d you like it?


37 posted on 11/30/2011 7:52:34 AM PST by digger48
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To: justlittleoleme

I ate horse in Holland one time and it tasted horrible.


38 posted on 11/30/2011 7:53:32 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (For years the Left protested "the occupation of Iraq"- now they want to "Occupy" all across the US)
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To: justlittleoleme

Next up, dogs?


39 posted on 11/30/2011 7:54:23 AM PST by Lady Lucky
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To: justlittleoleme

You first, Wookie!


40 posted on 11/30/2011 7:55:18 AM PST by Lady Lucky
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To: digger48

Not bad, milder than moose or elk.


41 posted on 11/30/2011 7:55:18 AM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: justlittleoleme

Barack Hussein Obama mmmm mmmm mmmm


42 posted on 11/30/2011 7:56:48 AM PST by HotKat (Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason. Mark Twain)
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To: Yaelle

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article1782932.ece


43 posted on 11/30/2011 7:57:00 AM PST by Bronzy
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To: digger48

I tried horsemeat in Switzerland. Maybe a little tougher that you would expect, but meat is meat. I seriously doubt whether you’d be able to guess what it was in a blind test.


44 posted on 11/30/2011 7:57:09 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: justlittleoleme

Curious, especially considering the source is a horse’s ass.....


45 posted on 11/30/2011 7:58:52 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Wanna keep livin' with your momma? Vote for Obama. Tired of the pain? Vote CAIN!)
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To: justlittleoleme

Halal horse?


46 posted on 11/30/2011 7:59:15 AM PST by ryderann
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I ate horse in Holland

Sounds like a euphemism for something that goes on inside one of those red window places in Amsterdam...
47 posted on 11/30/2011 8:01:20 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: 1rudeboy

Absolutely. What an idiotic article.

The author seems to assume that the alternative to consumption of horse meat is that the unwanted horses will live a long, well-cared for carefree life.

They won’t, of course. Maintaining a horse is expensive, and people will abandon it when they can’t afford to care for it any more. Often means, as you say, that the horse starves to death and then winds up in the landfill.

How this is preferable to humane slaughter and human consumption is beyond me.


48 posted on 11/30/2011 8:01:50 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: roaddog727
Horse, dog, cat, Ostrich, Ox. It’s all meat. If you’re hungry, you’ll eat it.

I agree as long as it doesn't look at me while I'm cooking it.

49 posted on 11/30/2011 8:04:28 AM PST by TSgt (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: Yaelle

The last horse slaughter plant was closed a few years ago due to animal right pressure. As always, this utopian idea caused another problem. Horses were just turned out when folks could no longer afford them due to vet bills or inability to feed them. That is not humane or sanitary. Like it or not there is a market for horse meat and it is a resource to use wisely.


50 posted on 11/30/2011 8:05:18 AM PST by taterjay
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