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(Reuters)   Missouri town so desperate for jobs ... How desperate are they? They plan to open horse slaughterhouse   (reuters.com) divider line 36
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2012-07-13 02:26:17 PM
Horse is part of a complete meal.. Babyfood BTW.. Used to feed this stuff to my son when we lived in Rome.

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2012-07-13 02:33:33 PM
Horse d'Oeurves

/Horse Pepsi ok?
//Neigh!
 
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2012-07-13 02:46:42 PM
Maybe they just really hate horses?
 
2012-07-13 03:07:47 PM
About friggin' time.
 
2012-07-13 03:08:10 PM
What the typical resume may look like:
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2012-07-13 03:11:20 PM
Sarah Jessica Parker unavailable for comment.
 
2012-07-13 03:16:07 PM
I DRTFA but I think I hears something about this on the news that since people can no longer sell horses to Europe and other nations for food we now have a glut of horses. And people cant take care of them so they just turn em lose or let them starve.
 
2012-07-13 03:18:52 PM
This is a good thing. When the ban on slaughter went into effect it devastated the horse prices. People abandoned horses that became worthless.
 
2012-07-13 03:26:04 PM
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2012-07-13 03:26:26 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: This is a good thing. When the ban on slaughter went into effect it devastated the horse prices. People abandoned horses that became worthless.


Yeah.. I lost my ass on the horse futures market. Should have gone with pork bellies.
 
2012-07-13 03:28:38 PM

xynix: Horse is part of a complete meal.. Babyfood BTW.. Used to feed this stuff to my son when we lived in Rome.

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What's the bottom right flavor?
 
2012-07-13 03:29:48 PM
Horses are just big, dumb herbivores like cows, reindeer, moose, etc. Why why is it taboo to eat them in the US? Especially considering that they're technically an invasive species?
 
2012-07-13 03:30:07 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: xynix: Horse is part of a complete meal.. Babyfood BTW.. Used to feed this stuff to my son when we lived in Rome.

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What's the bottom right flavor?


That's a fish.
 
2012-07-13 03:41:25 PM

jbuist: Mid_mo_mad_man: xynix: Horse is part of a complete meal.. Babyfood BTW.. Used to feed this stuff to my son when we lived in Rome.

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What's the bottom right flavor?

That's a fish.


I thought it was a genetically engineered sentient lemon.

/Food tastes better when it can feel the pain
 
2012-07-13 03:47:34 PM

groppet: I DRTFA but I think I hears something about this on the news that since people can no longer sell horses to Europe and other nations for food we now have a glut of horses. And people cant take care of them so they just turn em lose or let them starve.


That ban got lifted earlier this year. US was a big horse meat exporter to places in Europe.
 
2012-07-13 03:51:53 PM
Would love to taste a horse burger
 
2012-07-13 04:12:44 PM

Leopold Stotch: Horses are just big, dumb herbivores like cows, reindeer, moose, etc. Why why is it taboo to eat them in the US? Especially considering that they're technically an invasive species?


See "National Velvet" and "Mister Ed". We've anthropomorphized horses; eating them is now tantamount to cannibalism.
 
2012-07-13 04:24:00 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: xynix: Horse is part of a complete meal.. Babyfood BTW.. Used to feed this stuff to my son when we lived in Rome.

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What's the bottom right flavor?


Flounder.
 
2012-07-13 04:32:42 PM

Lost Thought 00: jbuist: Mid_mo_mad_man: xynix: Horse is part of a complete meal.. Babyfood BTW.. Used to feed this stuff to my son when we lived in Rome.

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What's the bottom right flavor?

That's a fish.

I thought it was a genetically engineered sentient lemon.

/Food tastes better when it can feel the pain


Indeed, thats Plaice which is the european version of Flounder. The other fish one is either trota or orata (trout or bream).
 
2012-07-13 04:43:10 PM
Odds are that if the horse slaughterhouse opens, within a few years most of the workers will be immigrants.
 
2012-07-13 04:43:36 PM
I've never understood this ban. Horse meat is still meat. It might be good. I wouldn't mind trying a horse steak. If it wasn't good I wouldn't eat it again, but I certainly don't like PETA telling me what I can and can't eat.

Donkey steak is also supposed to be pretty good - very popular in parts of Asia where it is served much like we eat beef steak here
 
2012-07-13 04:47:59 PM

Leopold Stotch: Horses are just big, dumb herbivores like cows, reindeer, moose, etc. Why why is it taboo to eat them in the US? Especially considering that they're technically an invasive species?


They're cute. That's it. Same reason well-meaning fools here in the U.S. flip out about eating dog, or cat, or other "pet" animals. Thanks to such idiosyncracies, we waste hundreds, if not thousands, of tons of meat in this country a year, even as people starve.

The real problem was that, because horse slaughterhouses were on the periphery of the USDA's radar, they were run horribly - brutal, inhumane treatment of the animals prior to slaughter, and serious concerns about how they were processed after slaughter. Had the USDA done their job, none of this - the banning of horse slaughterhouses, or their subsequent unbanning - would've happened.
 
2012-07-13 07:04:45 PM
This town might become a good place to get horse tartar. If it's a good slaughterhouse, that is.
 
2012-07-13 07:28:05 PM

FormlessOne: About friggin' time.


Yeah, I've been wanting to try horse for quite a while
 
2012-07-13 09:10:28 PM

runwiz: Odds are that if the horse slaughterhouse opens, within a few years most of the workers will be immigrants.


Years? Try opening night. They'll just steal them from the Tyson plants down in Southwest MO.
 
2012-07-13 10:50:03 PM

drjekel_mrhyde: Would love to taste a horse burger


uhhhm, no I don't think you would. I ordered a burger in Belgium once and it was a big mistake.
 
2012-07-13 11:51:15 PM

Leopold Stotch: Horses are just big, dumb herbivores like cows, reindeer, moose, etc. Why why is it taboo to eat them in the US? Especially considering that they're technically an invasive species?


Because they're friggin' pets. And apparently it's taboo to eat things us humans like to control, train, and treat like members of the family.

Horse meat is freaking DELICIOUS. It's high in protein, low in fat, and of all the kinds of red meat in the world...it's actually pretty good for you. But don't tell that to Sally Sass-a-lot who owns 3 of them and treats them like children.
 
2012-07-14 12:24:42 AM
Old news is old.

/submitted with a much better headline
//"Horses don't come back from Rockville"
 
2012-07-14 01:05:11 AM

FormlessOne: Had the USDA done their job, none of this - the banning of horse slaughterhouses, or their subsequent unbanning - would've happened.


No, the animal rights groups would have protested anyway.
 
2012-07-14 01:06:12 AM

TheEdibleSnuggie: Horse meat is freaking DELICIOUS. It's high in protein, low in fat, and of all the kinds of red meat in the world...it's actually pretty good for you. But don't tell that to Sally Sass-a-lot who owns 3 of them and treats them like children.


It's high in iron, too, and in Europe it's still common practice for doctors to tell anemic to eat horse meat to their diet.
 
2012-07-14 01:40:37 AM
I had no idea he was a horse
 
2012-07-14 03:55:10 AM
 
2012-07-14 11:23:17 AM
Best French fries ever? Make them in horse oil.
 
2012-07-14 12:00:29 PM

Ed Willy: TheEdibleSnuggie: Horse meat is freaking DELICIOUS. It's high in protein, low in fat, and of all the kinds of red meat in the world...it's actually pretty good for you. But don't tell that to Sally Sass-a-lot who owns 3 of them and treats them like children.

It's high in iron, too, and in Europe it's still common practice for doctors to tell anemic to eat horse meat to their diet.


I know here in France the horses that end up as chevaline are a totally separate breed from those used for riding or pulling carts or any of the other things Americans think of when they think upon the uses for horses. So the old nags who lose too many times at the track might go to the glue factory, but probably won't end up on your plate.
 
BBH
2012-07-14 10:24:24 PM
That has been tried before. After a horse slaughterhouse burned down in DeKalb, IL, the company tried to expand and reopen it, but the ban went into effect killing about 300 jobs.
 
2012-07-14 10:52:52 PM

Ed Willy: FormlessOne: Had the USDA done their job, none of this - the banning of horse slaughterhouses, or their subsequent unbanning - would've happened.

No, the animal rights groups would have protested anyway.


Yes, but they wouldn't have had much ground on which to stand. It's like the Tyson protests - had Tyson actually done their jobs, no one would've given a rat's rectum about the protests. Instead, Tyson employees were treating the chickens like friggin' soccer balls, got caught on film doing it, and everyone went nuts.

No different here, except that horses are held in high regard by many more folks. Chickens are nice, but the population segment that treats them as pets instead of future meals is far smaller. Horses, on the other hand, go to the Olympics, get their own movies, and are seen as status symbols for those who can keep them - the idea of some asshat beating a horse for fun before it gets boltgunned is repugnant as hell, and that provided all the pretext needed for animal activists to get horse slaughterhouses banned.

Had the animals been treated humanely, had they been slaughtered and processed with at least the same dutiful efficiency & care most stockyards give to cattle, it wouldn't have been the press nightmare it became - it would've been just another bunch of animal activists screaming about meat-eaters.
 
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