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  • 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 ^ | Jul 8, 2015 | Walter Loeb
    Aldi and Lidl, Germanys 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 Kings 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 ^ | 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 slaughterhouses 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!
  • Friedman looks to take political luck from Luck

    11/04/2006 7:48:46 PM PST · by WestTexasWend · 5 replies · 347+ views
    AP / Austin American-Statesman ^ | Saturday, November 4, 2006 | Michael Graczyk
    SPICEWOOD, Texas Kinky Friedman began the final campaign weekend just outside Austin at Willie Nelson's Luck Ranch, owned by his longtime buddy and fellow Texas entertainer, looking for some good luck late in his long-shot independent gubernatorial effort. "I like luck and I need luck and I want luck," Friedman said Saturday, standing next to Nelson outside a corral where a half-dozen horses were grazing and running behind them. "Being in luck is always a wonderful experience." "If you're not here, you're out of Luck," Nelson said. The horses, from Oklahoma, were among 11 recently adopted by Nelson and...
  • Bo Derek: Stop Horse Meat Exports

    10/17/2006 10:06:04 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 91 replies · 2,320+ views
    Newsmax email | October 17, 2006 | Newsmax
    Actress-turned-activist Bo Derek is spearheading a campaign to stop the export of horsemeat to Europe and Japan. Three European-owned factories in the U.S. send some 26 million pounds of horsemeat overseas each year. Now Derek, who first came to national attention in the 1979 movie "10, has joined other celebrities and horse lovers in an attempt to shut down the plants two in Texas and one in Illinois. In September, the House of Representatives passed the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, which bans the transportation and sale of horses for human consumption. But its unclear whether the Senate will...
  • Ferdinand, 'Death Of A Derby Champ'(1986 Derby Winner, 1987 Horse-of-the-year, Slaughtered)

    07/25/2006 8:06:02 PM PDT · by carlo3b · 118 replies · 2,482+ views
    KEYT3 TV Santa Barbara ^ | May 23, 2006 | KEYT3, staff
    Ferdinand, 'Death Of A Derby Champ'A push to end horse slaughter in the U.S. continues to be fueled by a former Kentucky Derby winner whose life came to an end four years ago in a Japanese slaughterhouse. Ferdinand won the 1986 Kentucky Derby as a 17-1 longshot. He was slaughtered after being deemed worthless as a stud by the farm in Japan (Arrow Stud Farm) that had owned him for the final years of his life. Ferdinand was originally owned by the Howard Keck family, but was sold to Arrow Stud in 1994. Kentucky Congressman Ed Whitfield has taken the...
  • Horse meat suppliers defend industry at congressional hearing

    07/25/2006 6:12:29 PM PDT · by SJackson · 247 replies · 4,266+ views
    LedgerInquirer ^ | 7-25-06 | Dave Montgomery
    WASHINGTON - The head of a processing plant that slaughters horses for overseas consumption defended his industry in an emotion-packed congressional hearing Tuesday and urged lawmakers to reject legislation that would outlaw the practice. But proponents of the bill assailed the $60 million-a-year horse-slaughter industry - composed of two plants in Texas and one in Illinois - as inhumane and socially deplorable, citing the death of 1986 Kentucky Derby winner Ferdinand in an overseas slaughterhouse several years ago. "Hopefully it will not take the slaughter of another Derby winner to put the spotlight on this important issue and shut down...
  • 'Mr Ed' on the menu prompts neighs from New Zealand horselovers

    07/13/2005 4:45:29 PM PDT · by Cowman · 7 replies · 317+ views
    The Canadian Press ^ | July 13, 2005 | no byline
    Canadian Press July 13, 2005 WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Some customers say wild horses couldn't drag them to the table at a New Zealand restaurant that's offering a chargrilled horsemeat dish called "Mr. Ed is Dead." Restaurant owner David Kerr said Wednesday that he received lots of complaints and abusive phone calls after he started serving horse steaks at his eatery in Hamilton, North Island, as part of an annual event during which restaurateurs compete to offer the best out-of-the-ordinary culinary delights to diners. The calls were "pretty lively and disgusting and not comforting for the staff," Kerr said,...
  • N.Z. Restaurant Puts 'Mr. Ed' on the Menu

    07/13/2005 2:54:17 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies · 342+ views
    AP - Yahoo ^ | July 13, 2005
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Some customers say wild horses couldn't drag them to the table at a New Zealand restaurant that's offering a chargrilled horsemeat dish called "Mr. Ed is Dead." Restaurant owner David Kerr said Wednesday that he received lots of complaints and abusive phone calls after he started serving horse steaks at his eatery in Hamilton, North Island, as part of an annual event during which restaurateurs compete to offer the best out-of-the-ordinary culinary delights to diners.
  • URGENT: Stop Horse Slaughter

    Vote YES on Sweeney-Spratt Agriculture Amendment to End Horse Slaughter The U.S. House is expected to vote on June 8 or 9 on the Sweeney-Spratt amendment to prevent tax dollars from being used to promote horse slaughter. Please take action right nowsend an email and make a phone call to urge your U.S. Representative to vote YES on the Sweeney-Spratt Amendment. Americans love horsesthey are our trusted companions, our Olympic heroes, and our loyal work animals. Polls show time and time again that Americans don't support slaughtering our horses for foreign dinner plates. This travesty must be stopped...and by taking...
  • Hungry enough to eat a horse???

    05/07/2005 6:30:49 PM PDT · by bad company · 16 replies · 1,731+ views
    Okay, its not everyday dining fare, I agree. But, tell someone youre having horse steaks for supper, grilled to perfection and garnished with plenty of fresh herbs and vegetables, and youre likely to get the same reaction as if you had casually mentioned youre serving up your own leg. But is setting the table with horse meat really that offensive an idea? There is a ferocious ongoing debate in the U.S. over the right or wrong of hippophagy (or making a meal out of Ol Lightnin). But the reality is that people have been eating horse meat for as long...
  • Eating Mister Ed (The horses of Leroy Baker: They're what's for dinner)

    05/06/2005 11:40:33 AM PDT · by Cagey · 24 replies · 890+ views
    Cleveland Scene ^ | 5-6-2005 | DENISE GROLLMUS
    On a Friday afternoon, Leroy Baker stands on a wooden walkway above a sea of horses. Sunlight beams through slits in the stable walls as he looks down upon the maze of dusty pens. The small ones hold groups of young steeds and mares. The larger pens, about 10 by 15 feet, are packed with as many as 30 less-desirables. Baker frowns as he pulls back the cuff of his cowboy shirt, gazes at his watch, and shakes it. He's agitated. Today's auction is an hour behind schedule. "I'm all business about this stuff," he says in his farmer's drawl....
  • Illinois Slaughter Legislation Update (would ban equine slaughter for human consumption)

    03/28/2004 6:43:55 PM PST · by chance33_98 · 12 replies · 157+ views
    Illinois Slaughter Legislation Update Rep. Robert S. Molaro yesterday postponed consideration of Illinois Senate Bill 1921, which would ban equine slaughter for human consumption in the state of Illinois. Dekalb, Ill., is the home of Cavel International, one of the remaining equine slaughter facilities, recently rebuilt after a fire destroyed the former facility. The chief sponsors of SB 1921 are Molaro in the House and Sen. Christine Radogno of Lamont, Ill., in the Senate. In addition to banning equine slaughter for human consumption in Illinois, the legislation would make it illegal to transport horses into or out of the...
  • Horse slaughtering

    10/16/2003 12:07:08 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 42 replies · 641+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, October 16, 2003 | By Christopher J. Heyde
    <p>Born on the lush bluegrass covered pastures of one of Kentucky's most famous Thoroughbred farms, Ferdinand would go on to become an American legend following his win at the 1986 Kentucky Derby and selection as the 1987 Horse of the Year. Yet, despite the lavish lifestyle and accolades afforded such a great champion, his life ended in a Japanese slaughterhouse to the horror of the American Thoroughbred industry.</p>
  • Illinois lawmaker planning legislation to bar horse slaughtering

    10/05/2003 10:39:30 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 8 replies · 245+ views
    Illinois lawmaker planning legislation to bar horse slaughtering Illinois state Representative Bob Molaro (D-Chicago) plans to introduce legislation later this year that would bar horse slaughtering in the state. Molaro hopes the legislation would halt plans to reopen a slaughterhouse in DeKalb, Illinois, that burned down in April 2002. "Its illegal to consume horse meat in America, but how do we condone killing these animals for consumption in Europe," Molaro said. "I intend to pass legislation that will stop this before it gains a foothold in Illinois."
  • Bardot protests against dog-eating in South Korea

    09/10/2003 9:15:23 PM PDT · by PatrioticCowboy · 84 replies · 441+ views
    Ananova ^ | 12-11-01
    Bardot protests against dog-eating in South Korea Brigitte Bardot has sent a protest letter to South Koreans over their country's dog-eating culture. She says it is absurd to try to justify it. About three million of South Korea's 46 million people are believed to eat dog meat as a delicacy. Bardot's open letter to the people of South Korea was posted on her animal protection foundation's website. "Defending and justifying this brutality in the name of culture is an absurdity," she says. She said her Brigitte Bardot Foundation has received nearly a thousand insulting and threatening messages about its campaign....
  • Ignoble End for Derby Champ

    08/06/2003 9:35:35 AM PDT · by carlo3b · 13 replies · 429+ views ^ | Aug 6 2003 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
    Ignoble End for Derby Champ It was recently learned that Ferdinand, who won Kentucky Derby in 1986, died last year in Japan slaughterhouse after failed stud career. By Bill Christine Times Staff Writer July 23, 2003 DEL MAR &#8212; Perhaps no one in U.S. horse racing was more saddened to hear about Ferdinand's ignoble death than Bill Shoemaker. "It's terrible," said Shoemaker, who was 54 when he won the Kentucky Derby with Ferdinand in 1986. "It's hard to believe that the horse couldn't have been brought here to live out the rest of his life." Ferdinand, who was 20, died...
  • (Texas)House enters horse meat debate...French connection.

    04/20/2003 9:44:10 PM PDT · by lewislynn · 10 replies · 283+ views
    April 20, 2003, 9:49PM House enters horse meat debate Two North Texas slaughterhouses are fighting in court to stay open By JENNIFER McINNIS Copyright 2003 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN -- In a state where horses have long been revered for their service on cattle drives and in combat, the Texas Legislature is about to consider whether they also should fill another role: food for the dinner table. For years, two companies in North Texas have produced horse meat for human consumption and shipped it to foreign countries. Only last year did they learn that it was illegal, thanks to...
  • French diet demands horse passports

    03/24/2002 1:20:16 AM PST · by LarryLied · 13 replies · 292+ views
    Scotland on Sunday UK ^ | 3/24/02 | TOBY McDONALD
    SCOTLANDS 250,000 horse population is to be electronically tagged to ensure their meat is fit to serve on Continental dinner tables. About 1m worth of British horse flesh is sold abroad every year for human consumption, but French officials are horrified by the importation of mares and stallions which have been given medicine that could make them unfit to eat. The Scottish Executive has confirmed that all horses north of the Border will be covered by EU regulations which control the transport of cows, sheep and pigs to the Continent. It will mean every horse being fitted with a microchip...