Skip to comments.Obama Legalizes Horse Slaughter for Human Consumption
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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Who would want to eat a horse?
Must be he’s wanting to be like the France/European model.
Obama is doing his level best to deliver a second Great Depression including the choice cuts of meat that were served in the 30s.
I guess if your hungry enough to.
They taste fine.
Muslims eat horses.
Hungry people. I’m just hoping I never get that hungry.
So do Mexicans and French.
is this a joke?!?
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.
So do the French.
Horse, dog, cat, Ostrich, Ox.
It’s all meat.
If you’re hungry, you’ll eat it.
The prophet Muhamad ate a lot of horses. Something has to fill the protein void as swine is phased out.
Can dogs be far behind?
Why??? Are we running out of cows, pigs, and chickens?
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
Nay I say Nay! People are omnivores we eat anything but eating Michelle Obama seems like a step too far.
How about eat LIKE a horse...
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.
How long till Moochelle begins mandating it be used in school lunches and McDonalds Happy Meals?
“Let Them Eat Horse!”
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And Canadians, well pretty much every country but the US.
Great news, if true. Maybe fewer people will abandon or starve their horses with the slaughterhouse option reopened.
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.
During World War II and the postwar years, when beef and pork were scarce or priced beyond most consumers means, horsemeat appeared in the butchers 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 Carlsons, 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 Carlsons 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.
How many neigh votes were there?
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.
Marie Antoinette: "Let them eat cake"
Obama: "Let them eat dog food"
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.
Unless it's processed, packaged, and distributed for use, it's a wasted resource which gets cleaned up by maggots.
I’ve had it in restaurants in northern Japan.
To me, eating horses is like eating dogs and cats. It’s just wrong. I don’t know why he did this.
"I slaughtered this horse last Tuesday. I think it's startin' to turn. "
There were “Hoover Hogs” and now we have “Obama Beef”.
how’d you like it?
I ate horse in Holland one time and it tasted horrible.
Next up, dogs?
You first, Wookie!
Not bad, milder than moose or elk.
Barack Hussein Obama mmmm mmmm mmmm
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.
Curious, especially considering the source is a horse’s ass.....
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.
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.