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  • Agents confiscate 13 pounds of horse genitals at airport

    02/17/2017 8:59:45 AM PST · by Red Badger · 58 replies
    WEAR-TV3 Pensacola ^ | Thursday, February 16th 2017 | Staff
    STERLING, Va — Authorities at a Virginia airport encountered some unusual baggage when they confiscated 13 pounds of horse genitals and a total of 42 pounds of horsemeat from two women arriving from Mongolia Jan. 29. The two women landed at the Washington Dulles International Airport last month when authorities discovered the meat concealed inside juice boxes, a release from US Customs and Border Protection said. When the women landed, the release said the women were forwarded for a routine agriculture examination. During the examination, agriculture specialists found a combined 42 pounds of meat described as "horsemeat and other ruminant...
  • 13 pounds of horse genitals concealed in woman's luggage

    02/17/2017 4:59:43 AM PST · by tekrat · 58 replies
    ABC 2 - Baltimore ^ | 2/16/2017 | Jeff Herman
    Customs agents have seen all sorts of things come through travelers' baggage. And what they seized from two women at Washington Dulles International Airport last month may take the cake. On January 29, two women arrived from Mongolia. Customs and Border Protection officers sent them for a routine agriculture examination. What was found inside might turn your stomach. The women had a combined 42 pounds of horsemeat concealed inside juice boxes. That includes 13 pounds of horse genitals that one of the women claimed were for medicinal purposes.
  • I ate my horse after it was put down - social media fury as rider gorges on her 'best friend'

    01/06/2016 5:40:48 PM PST · by bgill · 57 replies
    yahoo news ^ | Jan. 6, 2016 | Mark Lawford
    Sometimes you are so hungry you say could eat a horse. But a Swedish rider has caused furore on social media by doing just that when her favourite steed had to be put down after suffering serious injuries. Harness racer Helena Ståhl turned her one horse – named Iffy Mant - into one course and is now defending her decision to do so after a fierce backlash. The 24-year-old told Swedish paper The Local: “For me there were no alternatives … to eat an animal that had a good life felt right for me.
  • 1,300-pound show horse slaughtered on farm

    10/26/2015 7:09:52 PM PDT · by digger48 · 40 replies
    WISH ^ | October 26, 2015 | TAMARA LUSH
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Just days ago, the nearly 1,300-pound, powerful jumping horse with a shiny chestnut coat named Phedras de Blondel arrived at his new home in the U.S., a farm owned by a champion rider in Florida. On Sunday morning, his owner discovered a horrific scene near his stall: the 12-year-old gelding had been slaughtered and butchered, most likely for his meat. Only his head and neck were left intact. Now, detectives are trying to find the perpetrators. “What they did to this horse had nothing to do with his value,” Debbie Stephens, who owns the 27-acre...
  • Aldi and Lidl Are Ready To Invade the U.S. Beware Walmart and Target!

    07/22/2015 12:46:53 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 58 replies
    forbes.com ^ | Jul 8, 2015 | Walter Loeb
    Aldi and Lidl, Germany’s toughest discount food retailers, are invading the US. Both operate small, efficient no frill self serve supermarkets with a strong non-food assortment, and very low prices. Both have permanently changed the competitive landscape wherever they have gone. Lidl is about to open its U.S. headquarter in Arlington, Virginia and a distribution center in Alamance County, North Carolina. These are early steps in its U.S. invasion by this formidable company that operates about 11,000 stores in 26 countries throughout Europe. I am told that the company has already selected 80 locations in the Greater Washington, D.C. area...
  • Aldi confirms up to 100% horsemeat in beef products

    09/05/2013 8:55:01 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 65 replies
    Supermarket says it is angry with supplier Comigel after tests reveal 30% and 100% horsemeat in withdrawn ready meals. The environment secretary is due to meet the Food Standards Agency, food suppliers and retailers on Saturday to discuss the horsemeat scandal after Aldi became the latest supermarket to confirm its withdrawn beef products contained up to 100% horsemeat. Owen Paterson said it was unacceptable that consumers were mis-sold products, but that the problems originated overseas. "We believe that the two particular cases of the frozen burgers from Tesco and the lasagne from Findus are linked to suppliers in Ireland and...
  • Federal Approval Near for Opening of Horse Meat Processing Plant in New Mexico

    05/01/2013 4:31:41 AM PDT · by iowamark · 53 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 30, 2013 | AP
    The southern New Mexico plant that has been fighting for more than a year for permission to slaughter horses will open soon, unless Congress reinstates a ban on the practice, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday. In a telephone interview on Tuesday, Mr. Vilsack said his department was working to make sure the process was handled properly for the opening of what would be the first domestic horse slaughterhouse in six years. “We are going to do this, and I would imagine that it would be done relatively soon,” he said. The Valley Meat Company sued the Department of Agriculture...
  • Freep a Poll! (Fox. Would you buy and eat a horse meat steak?)

    03/20/2013 5:26:47 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 54 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3-20-13 | Fox News
    Would you buy and eat a horse meat steak? Not sure. I've never tried horse meat No. I could never cook and eat "Mr. Ed" Yes. It's enjoyed in other countries, why not here?
  • Birds Eye and Taco Bell beef meals contained horse

    03/01/2013 10:55:17 AM PST · by Red Badger · 76 replies
    The SUN - UK ^ | 03-01-13 | By STEVE HAWKES, Business Editor, and HARRY HAWKINS
    FOOD giants Birds Eye, Taco Bell and caterers Brakes all confirmed today that horsemeat has been found in their beef products. BIRDS EYE confirmed two products withdrawn as a precaution last week have tested positive: a spaghetti bolognese and beef lasagne all made in Belgium. US-owned TACO BELL has had to withdraw ground beef from its three Mexican-themed diners in the UK and nine in Spain. The meat was used in its tacos, burritos, gorditas, chalupas and Nachos. A spokesman admitted the chain knew LAST WEEK that there was a problem and withdrew the meat. But it only decided to...
  • Horse meat found in Ikea's Swedish meatballs

    02/25/2013 5:47:05 AM PST · by Perdogg · 38 replies
    Swedish furniture giant Ikea was drawn into Europe's widening food labeling scandal Monday as authorities said they had detected horse meat in frozen meatballs labeled as beef and pork and sold in 13 countries across the continent.
  • Aldi confirms up to 100% horsemeat in beef products

    02/10/2013 5:22:22 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 41 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | Saturday 9 February 2013 08.20 EST
    Aldi became the latest supermarket to confirm its withdrawn beef products contained up to 100% horsemeat. "We believe that the two particular cases of the frozen burgers from Tesco and the lasagne from Findus are linked to suppliers in Ireland and France respectively. We and the Food Standards Agency are working closely with the authorities in these countries, as well as with Europol, to get to the root of the problem," Owen Paterson said. The Metropolitan police said in a statement it was not carrying out a criminal investigation. "Although we have met with the FSA we have not started...
  • Findus Beef Lasagne Meals 100% Horsemeat

    02/08/2013 8:08:06 AM PST · by Red Badger · 59 replies
    http://news.sky.com ^ | 2-8-13 | Staff
    Tests on Findus beef lasagne have revealed that some of the ready meals were made entirely from horsemeat. Findus analysed 18 of its beef lasagne products and found 11 meals contained between 60% and 100% horsemeat, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) said. There is no evidence to suggest the horsemeat found in the Findus beef lasagne is a food safety risk, the FSA said. However, the agency has ordered urgent tests on the lasagne for the veterinary drug phenylbutazone. Meat from animals treated with "bute" is not allowed to enter the food chain in Britain as it may pose a...
  • Burger King To DNA Test Its Beef After Food Processor Used Horse Meat

    02/01/2013 6:12:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    CBS Tampa Bay ^ | February 1, 2013 10:55 AM
    Burger King will reportedly test its meat to make sure it is 100 percent beef after horse DNA was found in beef products from one of its food processors. Diego Beamonte, Burger King’s vice president of global quality, told Bloomberg Businessweek that “details for DNA testing have not been worked out, and no timeline has been set for implementing the new procedures.” Burger King addressed this topic after it was disclosed that Silvercrest Foods sold beef products containing horse meat to other retailers. …
  • Horse Meat Discovered In Burgers Sold In UK And Ireland

    01/15/2013 3:16:04 PM PST · by B4Ranch · 75 replies
    http://www.businessinsider.com/ ^ | Jan. 15, 2013 | Ben Quinn,
    The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), which made the discovery, said the burgers were produced by two processing plants in Ireland, Liffey Meats and Silvercrest Foods, and Dalepak Hambleton in the UK. In nine of the 10 burger samples from the four retailers, and from the Irish chain Dunnes Stores, horse DNA was found at very low levels. However, in one sample, from Tesco, the level of positive DNA indicated horsemeat accounted for 29% relative to the beef content.
  • New Mexico firm applies for first horse meat slaughterhouse

    04/17/2012 6:09:30 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4-13-12 | Stephen Dinan
    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
  • Another Obama campaign promise dies; He approves horse slaughter for food

    12/01/2011 12:45:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    IBD ^ | 12/1/11 | staff
    While you were preparing for Thanksgiving and President Obama was sparing the life of a couple of photo op turkeys, he also approved legislation that will result in the domestic slaughter of thousands of horses every year for human food. For the past half-decade the relatives of Flicka, Black Beauty and Seabiscuit have been spared the domestic livestock disassembly line -- the quick blow to the head, bleeding, eviscerating, slicing, grinding, packaging and cooking that comes with being edible around hungry Americans or shipped abroad as a delicacy for foreign palates.
  • Obama Legalizes Horse Slaughter for Human Consumption

    11/29/2011 4:55:10 PM PST · by SJackson · 207 replies
    Technocrati ^ | 11-28-11
    Horse slaughter plants are legal again in the United States. Restrictions on horse meat processing for human consumption have been lifted. 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...
  • Man Arrested for Having Bloody Cooler Full of Horse Meat

    01/06/2011 8:57:05 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Wed, Jan 5, 2011 | TODD WRIGHT
    Hialeah man connected to several horse killings thanks to his fingerprintsAnother man has been arrested in connection with a brutal horse slaughtering in Miami-Dade. Juan Martinez-Gonzalez, 44, has been charged with improper disposal of a dead animal after he and two other men were caught with coolers filled with freshly severed horse legs. It's the fifth arrest in the crackdown against horse slaughters, which first reared its ugly head in 2009. Since then at least 24 horses have been butchered for their meat, which usually ends up on the black market. Martinez-Gonzalez allegedly took part in several killings in May....
  • Do Horses Go to Heaven?

    03/19/2010 7:41:00 PM PDT · by beebuster2000 · 173 replies · 2,821+ views
    march 19 2010 | beebuster2000
    A neighbor's horse just died. They sent out an e mail saying they would see the horse again in Heaven. Leaving aside the issue of wether this particular neighbor will get to Heaven anyway (of which i have my doubts), but it made me think: do Horses go to Heaven? I dont recall anything in the Bible about animals in Heaven.
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 12-10-2006

    12/10/2006 1:44:42 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 2 replies · 171+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 12-10-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. Note: I first saw this thread while surfing today, so I apologize if it is a little out of date... Of course, a horse is a horse... But for some, it is their second course. Too bad, Mr. Ed to the French you'll be fed For their tables, our stables, their source!