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New Mexico firm applies for first horse meat slaughterhouse
Washington Times ^ | 4-13-12 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 04/17/2012 6:09:30 PM PDT by dynachrome

A New Mexico slaughterhouse has petitioned the federal government to become the first business to offer horse meat for human consumption since an effective ban on the practice ended last year, according to state officials and animal welfare groups.

Those groups said last week they are rallying to try to block the slaughterhouse’s petition, hoping to head off what they fear could be a series of slaughterhouses applying to produce horse meat

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: horsemeat; mred; tasteslikechicken; willllburrrr
"Whats that hacksaw for, Willlll-burrrrr?"
1 posted on 04/17/2012 6:09:38 PM PDT by dynachrome
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To: dynachrome

What’s wrong with eating horsemeat? Not my thing, but it’s an old American tradition if you can believe it. Anyway, I suspect the market is overseas.


2 posted on 04/17/2012 6:13:08 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: dynachrome

Ick. Horsemeat is definitely not for me. Too similar to eating dogs or cats IMO.


3 posted on 04/17/2012 6:16:12 PM PDT by arderkrag ("WAAHH WAAAHHH SCOTUS" is no excuse to vote for Romney. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: Alter Kaker

Europe considers it a delicacy in many countries. I suspect many were eaten during the various wars there, also.


4 posted on 04/17/2012 6:16:21 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Alter Kaker
Belgium and France mainly. Personally, I don't think it's a very good meat. I would rather have pig, cow, or game. But to each their own.

/johnny

5 posted on 04/17/2012 6:16:29 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: dynachrome
That is actually needed.

Ongoing drought and ongoing economic crisis.

Can't feed 'em, can't sell 'em.

A lot of people just turn 'em loose. That is something you don't want the bumper of your Prius to find at 70 MPH in the middle of the night.

6 posted on 04/17/2012 6:16:50 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Alter Kaker
So, just exactly what is wrong with turning your old or no longer affordable horse loose in a national forest to starve to death?

Isn't that the American way?

7 posted on 04/17/2012 6:19:01 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: dynachrome
hoping to head off what they fear could be a series of slaughterhouses applying to produce horse meat

Horses produce horse meat, slaughterhouses process it.

Slaughtering horses is better than letting them starve to death or letting taxpayers spend millions to keep Mustangs alive in feeding pens.

8 posted on 04/17/2012 6:19:15 PM PDT by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: dynachrome

LOL gotta be an old fart to have the foggiest idea who you’re talking about :-)


9 posted on 04/17/2012 6:20:53 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: dynachrome

Good for NM!
I have a mini donkey I can’t give away! Maybe he will be on the menu in France someday!


10 posted on 04/17/2012 6:21:01 PM PDT by 9422WMR (Life is not fair, just deal with it.)
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To: arderkrag
Just a matter of the age of the animal when slaughtered. Old work horses really do have some stringy meat. Young puppies on the other hand, or the other one for that matter, work out well.

Still, what meat you eat, or whether or not to eat meat, is a personal choice. We are, after all, a meat eating animal.

11 posted on 04/17/2012 6:21:29 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: dynachrome
First, the political/regulator class bans the slaughter of horses for dog food (according them, years ago), then they okay the large scale slaughtering of horses to feed you.

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 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."


12 posted on 04/17/2012 6:22:04 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: elkfersupper

That Prius is going to need a pretty good tailwind to get it to 70 mph.


13 posted on 04/17/2012 6:26:22 PM PDT by Wizdum (My job is to get you to shoot soda out your nose)
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To: familyop

It’s been reported that a horse meat slaughter house in being built near Springfield, Missouri. There is local opposition, tho.


14 posted on 04/17/2012 6:28:21 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Wizdum
That Prius is going to need a pretty good tailwind to get it to 70 mph.

I bet it'd go faster if it had an external combustion engine like the Volt.

15 posted on 04/17/2012 6:31:35 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
People are still more sane back your way than out here in the West. Have a look at how one real rancher was treated by the political/regulator class.


16 posted on 04/17/2012 6:45:48 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: familyop

When I was stationed in Italy, I lived with an Italian family. The nearby horse meat house, was called the Cavalli....(horse) in Italian. Since I lived with them, I would assume at some point I ate horse meat, since I ate most dinners with them.


17 posted on 04/17/2012 6:46:48 PM PDT by sandboxshooter (Iraq, Afghanistan, War)
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To: muawiyah
So, just exactly what is wrong with turning your old or no longer affordable horse loose in a national forest to starve to death?

Well that's what people are doing now -- or spending ridiculous amounts of money hiring backhoes or cremating their horses. Slaughtering would seem to make far more sense.

18 posted on 04/17/2012 6:49:19 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Alter Kaker
What’s wrong with eating horsemeat?

Beat's me.

I've been riding horses for most of my life, and I see nothing wrong with eating them.

19 posted on 04/17/2012 6:58:09 PM PDT by Age of Reason
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To: dynachrome

Just one more group of people thinking they have the right to impose their food choices on another group of people. No different than the left telling people they can’t eat pate or sugar.


20 posted on 04/17/2012 7:21:08 PM PDT by calex59
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To: elkfersupper

I know a young man, he just became an American citizen, he has spent the years since they closed all the slaughterhouses getting “Muy Rico”. He is a horse man and he bought them through the auctions for next to nothing and he had them given to him by people who couldn’t afford to feed them anymore. He trained the good young ones and sold them and sent the old nags to the slaughterhouse right across the border.

I am fairly sure he won’t stop what he’s doing whether there is a slaughterhouse in NM or not.


21 posted on 04/17/2012 7:26:53 PM PDT by tiki
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I read that also. It would be good for the economy. Let’s face it, horses need a place to go besides being starved to death. It is life, and some enjoy the meat.


22 posted on 04/17/2012 7:30:15 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: dynachrome

The politically correct thing to do here would be for a fancy wancy foodie woodie like Jeremiah Tower or Alice Waters or Mario Batagli, etc., to open a little boutique-y organic horse meat “charcuterie,” which is ok, as opposed to a slaughterhouse, which is not.

Get a few up and running and the opposition will have a hard time just targeting one.

I don’t advocate cruelty to the horses or anything but it is no sin to eat it and I don’t like us making certain animals “off limits” because we project our humanity upon them.


23 posted on 04/17/2012 7:41:16 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: dynachrome

Lewis and Clark ate plenty of horses, but that was 200+ years ago.


24 posted on 04/17/2012 7:45:02 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Persevero

The horse is a noble animal - I would not eat it. One doesn’t eat a bald eagle or a dog or cat, so why a horse?


25 posted on 04/17/2012 7:50:36 PM PDT by Mandingo Conservative (Satan was like the first "community organizer", just ask Eve, the first liberal useful idiot!)
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To: elkfersupper

Trainer friend two roads down had a horse and three donkeys turned loose on their road. They managed to pen the horse up but couldn’t catch the donkeys. Now they are stuck with the horse. I plan to shoot and bury anything that comes this way. I’d hate to think of a family being killed up on the paved road. You have to jump through so many legal hoops to get rid of any stray you capture. You get stuck with feeding the animal for months before you can run him through a sale.


26 posted on 04/17/2012 8:10:16 PM PDT by Himyar
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To: Mandingo Conservative

“The horse is a noble animal”
Never been kicked in the nuts by a noble horse, have you:)


27 posted on 04/17/2012 8:10:35 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: dynachrome

Some writer that I read—I think it was Solzhenitsyn—once described a meat pie made from horse and rabbit meat in equal proportions—one horse to one rabbit.


28 posted on 04/17/2012 8:25:57 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Cold Heart

Saw a cowboy movie once that I can’t recall the title where one dude asked another what the name of his horse was. The cowboy replied “You don’t name something you might have to eat”.


29 posted on 04/17/2012 8:46:10 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: dynachrome

Nothing wrong with eating anything edible except people, the only real moral concerns are the reasons, the scarcity and the sources. The BLM is supposed to control the population of feral mustang herds on public lands, there will be more surplus animals then what can be found homes for. The key word in the BLM is management, even if they often are really bad at it.


30 posted on 04/17/2012 9:33:19 PM PDT by dog breath
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To: Mandingo Conservative

“The horse is a noble animal - I would not eat it. One doesn’t eat a bald eagle or a dog or cat, so why a horse?”

Well, first of all, God calls them clean. In Acts he tells Peter to rise, kill and eat all manner of animals, and says, what God calls clean do not call unclean.

So I know it’s not wrong.

If I were hungry enough I’d eat any of the animals you listed.

Bald eagles: not worth a prison sentence. I can appreciate forbidding killing endangered species. Cats: I’ve heard, like most predators, that the meat is not great. Dogs: We in America behave as if they are people. They aren’t, but, it’s illegal to eat dog meat here. Horsemeat was legal for centuries and is still consumed in most of the world. We had some technical problem with it for a few years as horse lovers tried to effectively make it impossible to obtain.

I don’t mind anyone’s preferences, including vegetarianism, but I do mind them taking the authority upon themselves to declare what animal is noble or not. They are animals.

I don’t think they should be tortured, but I think it’s fine to eat them if you wish. Assuming they belong to you. Also, as I said, I can see a reasonable restriction on endangered species, assuming they are really endangered.


31 posted on 04/18/2012 12:10:01 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: dynachrome

I remember many years ago when Jack in the Box was importing horsemeat from Australia for its burgers.


32 posted on 04/18/2012 12:17:18 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: taterjay

My grandfather and great uncle raised minks back when mink coats were popular. Each animal was kept in its own cage and there were thousands of cages.
Feed came from old horses that were slaughtered on site.


33 posted on 04/18/2012 5:24:05 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Repeat Offender
Well...the Volt will add explosive combustion to it's speed when the batteries explode.

The Prius will go faster with the doors open and a tail wind, going downhill, while being pushed by a semi.

Maybe.

34 posted on 04/18/2012 1:52:52 PM PDT by Wizdum (My job is to get you to shoot soda out your nose)
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To: elkfersupper
Our Government spends MILLIONS of $$$ warehousing wild horses...

I live near ranches that are being paid to have these mustangs live out their lives. They are very hard on the ground...and will eat the paint off your truck. ( That's happened to me....)

Instead of raising cattle...these ranchers are being paid to just warehouse mustangs. It's a total waste of $$...and a potential food source.

35 posted on 04/18/2012 1:59:30 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is the most dangerous entity in the United States of America.)
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To: Age of Reason
Thanks to Hollywood, most people think cowboys carried pistols in order to shoot banditos, outlaws, Indians, snakes, bears or cougars.

They actually carried them in order to kill their horse before their horse killed them.

36 posted on 04/18/2012 4:57:34 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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