Horse burger anyone?

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Horse burger anyone?

Postby kukl » 16 Jan 2013, 08:50

Here we go again! U.K. supermarkets have been selling beefburgers that contain up to 30% horse meat. It's too easy to rant on about the supermarkets. Sorry but I can't have sympathy for anyone who bought 'budget' branded burgers. Have more respect for the food on your plate. Anyway if you can eat dead cows why not dead horses.
I know this probably doesn't apply to the users of this forum but we all know people who don't consider where their food comes from don't we?
The lessons are clear.
If you're going to eat meat, buy organic / local / traceable.
Avoid processed food. (Processed. That word sends shivers down my spine).
Less meat / more veg.
Try vegetarianism.
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Re: Horse burger anyone?

Postby Bracken » 16 Jan 2013, 16:54

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Postby Selene » 16 Jan 2013, 17:19

Turn on, tune in, drop out.
Ok rant over.
(Sorry about that last bit. Too much coffee).
Apologies for veering a bit from your original topic, kukl, but I saw a billboard here the other day advertising a public service program on a local radio station that said, "Turn on, tune in, help out." I thought that was a nice druidy sentiment (probably not considered in those terms by the advertiser, but still...) and goes along nicely with your list.
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Re: Horse burger anyone?

Postby treegod » 16 Jan 2013, 17:54

So, if anyone asks me have I ever eaten horse meat before, I can say I probably say yes. :blink:

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Postby Selene » 16 Jan 2013, 18:27

You could say, "Not intentionally..."
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Re: Horse burger anyone?

Postby Lily » 16 Jan 2013, 20:50

I happen to like horse meat. It used to be looked down upon but now is really popular here.
I know it is a touchy subject but as kukl said, IMHO there is no difference, ethically, to beef.
It's just got to have been happy.

In fact, one local breed would probably be going extinct if not for breeding for meat.

Of course mis-labeling is really unacceptable.
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Re: Horse burger anyone?

Postby deepwater » 17 Jan 2013, 03:07

To each his or her own,,I have eaten most every kind of creature that walked swam or flew,, yes horse was one ,, its a plesent taste just something i would not have more than 2or 3x in my life
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Re: Horse burger anyone?

Postby DJ Droood » 17 Jan 2013, 05:01

Dead critter is dead critter, as far as I am concerned...it is all dog-food (possibly literally) to me...but I think this is the salient point in this story:
Of course mis-labeling is really unacceptable.

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Over this way, our "conservative" government thought a good way to trim some ...ermm...fat...from the budget would be to slash food inspectors....want fries with your E. coli 0157 Burger?
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Re: Horse burger anyone?

Postby ShadowCat » 17 Jan 2013, 07:58

Pigs are really cute and intelligent too.

Even as a horselover (in the petting, riding and grooming sense of the word) it would be hypocritical to not use an animal to it's fullest, including meat, whether for myself or my animals. One of the local specialties here should be made with "foal"meat. Usually it's beef or old horse though. Since the economic decline many healthy pethorses are being slaughtered and it's a shame that this food is wasted or exported. It's meat from usually healthy and happy horses. If we would eat it here, we spare the animals a horrific trip in packed lorries to eastern or southern europe.

There's the mayor difference though between a fresh horse-steak from a local butcher and the manufactured "made with all beef" patties that include rubber, ammonia, pink slime, meatglue, old beef residue from all continents and yes, also a bit horse. The horse is probably the best bit of the budgetburger.

In essence we may conclude : people are stupid :grin:
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Re: Horse burger anyone?

Postby Explorer » 17 Jan 2013, 10:11

I think this is one of the cultural differences between the Brits and us 'continentals'.
We eat horses, they eat sheep intestines. There has been quite some confusion over the matter, especially with the french (who eat everything).
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Re: Horse burger anyone?

Postby samurai » 17 Jan 2013, 15:55

Its my "stable " diet! :yay: Lol

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Postby Lily » 17 Jan 2013, 20:42


In essence we may conclude : people are stupid :grin:
thanks for summarizing :-P
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Re: Horse burger anyone?

Postby treegod » 18 Jan 2013, 09:54

We eat horses, they eat sheep intestines.
And anyone that's eaten a sausage has probably eaten pig intestines. :D

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Re: Horse burger anyone?

Postby Aphritha » 18 Jan 2013, 15:49

[...of course...as an American I see people putting Ranch dressing on everything.....so....that says alot alout us right there eh? :-)
Esh, that they do! Cracks me up when someone orders to salad as to watch their health, and they put so much ranch on it its just a few lettuce leaves swimming in the end...yuck! lol


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Re: Horse burger anyone?

Postby Badger Bob » 18 Jan 2013, 20:15

I went into the cafe at Tesco for lunch and ordered one of their award winning burgers, apparently mine had won the Grand National. The woman serving asked me if I wanted anything on it so I had a tenner each way. When it came I took a sniff and it smelled like faeces so I took it to the manager who sniffed it and agreed, it did smell a bit pony. Anyway the manager gave me a voucher to make amends so I bought a bottle of Bacardi, some Captain Morgan and a box of frozen burgers and I left the store with white rum, dark rum and Red Rum...

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Re: Horse burger anyone?

Postby Heddwen » 20 Jan 2013, 16:08

Hi, in Wales we like curry sauce with everything! What is ranch dressing? :grin:


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