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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-01-15 07:50:46 PM  
The FSAI said the retailers stated that they were removing all implicated batches of the burgers.
A total of 27 products were analysed, with 10 of them containing horse DNA and 23 containing pig DNA.


Finally, hamburgers with actual ham.
 
2013-01-15 08:19:11 PM  
That's what Jackie Kennedy's French chef did. Pissed off that Jackie put catsup on his fine French cooking, he one day served her horsemeat. Which she put ketchup on, and proceeded to enjoy.
 
2013-01-15 08:20:39 PM  
I heard that the Kobe horse meat is the best.
 
2013-01-15 08:25:58 PM  
I'm so hungry, I could make a statement of great exaggeration.
 
2013-01-15 08:27:50 PM  
"This steak still has marks from where the jockey was hitting it. "


caddyshack.trailertheater.com
 
2013-01-15 08:31:42 PM  
Sick tag?

blogs.suntimes.com
 
2013-01-15 08:39:01 PM  

PreMortem: Sick tag?

[blogs.suntimes.com image 425x236]


www.leagueofgentlemen.co.uk

You should try the special stuff.
 
2013-01-15 08:39:08 PM  
Pretty sure none of these burgers would have been advertised as halal or kosher, but very not cool kids.

*checks tesco*

Ingredients
Beef (99.2%),Sea Salt ,Cracked Black Pepper

nothing about either, just that it's not currently available.
 
2013-01-15 08:45:14 PM  
s16.postimage.org
 
2013-01-15 08:48:23 PM  
img716.imageshack.us

Daaaaaaaaah... whattaya think's IN the burgers?
 
2013-01-15 08:48:46 PM  
And the labeled fish you bought is most likely not the fish you are eating.

Good times, good times.

At least horses are ruminant, there's some solace in that I guess.  Use the whole animal and all that jazz, they're not just for glue anymore.
 
2013-01-15 08:50:42 PM  
Call it bison, split the diff.


//I solve problems.
 
2013-01-15 08:52:35 PM  

Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: Call it bison, split the diff.


img831.imageshack.us
 
2013-01-15 09:15:28 PM  
All our horses are 100% horse-fed for that double-horse juiced-in goodness.
 
2013-01-15 09:19:29 PM  
Horse meat is really good.

I'd pay extra for horse burgers.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-01-15 09:19:56 PM  
All our horses are 100% horse-fed

Is there such a thing as mad horse disease? And wouldn't it be funny if the horses at the next Kentucky Derby went crazy and started eating people?
 
2013-01-15 09:29:31 PM  
Just say neigh
 
2013-01-15 09:42:56 PM  
"In Ireland, it is not in our culture to eat horsemeat and therefore, we do not expect to find it in a burger"

Thank you, Professor O'Romero.
 
2013-01-15 09:43:36 PM  

doglover: Horse meat is really good.

I'd pay extra for horse burgers.


Yes, it is very good.
 
2013-01-15 10:21:45 PM  

Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: Call it bison, split the diff.


//I solve problems.


You're awesome
 
2013-01-15 10:45:10 PM  
A while back, the kiddos and I were interacting with a baby tiger.  The handler brought out a dish of meat for us to feed her.  I asked what it was, and she answered that it was horse.  Both kids looked at her, kind of shrugged, and went right on grabbing pieces of it to feed the tiger kitten.
 
2013-01-15 10:51:41 PM  

dahmers love zombie: A while back, the kiddos and I were interacting with a baby tiger.  The handler brought out a dish of meat for us to feed her.  I asked what it was, and she answered that it was horse.  Both kids looked at her, kind of shrugged, and went right on grabbing pieces of it to feed the tiger kitten.


In the States they often used horse as zoo food because horse bodies need disposal when they're euthanized healthy, but there were laws against selling it as people food.

So all the Zoopreem diets were horse based.
 
2013-01-15 11:14:02 PM  
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net

Hey, old man. You know anyone who wants to buy a kilogram of horse meat?

/Only Bangkok
 
2013-01-15 11:32:47 PM  
I've had horse a few times in eastern Europe.  I think we're making a big mistake not serving it here, because its pretty damn good.
 
2013-01-15 11:45:07 PM  
I was in a Mexican restaurant the other day that had shark meat in some of its dishes. I didn't even know you could serve shark in the US.
 
2013-01-15 11:49:01 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: I'm so hungry, I could make a statement of great exaggeration.


I tell you that's,

upload.wikimedia.org
!

 
2013-01-16 12:46:32 AM  
What's the big deal about horse meat? I hear its as good as any other meat. Why not eat it, except that we usually don't.
 
2013-01-16 12:46:55 AM  
So they'll eat blood pudding and sheep intestines, but they won't eat horse. Got it!
 
2013-01-16 12:47:12 AM  
www.vanityfair.com
 
2013-01-16 12:47:36 AM  
If it tastes good, I couldn't give two shiats.
 
2013-01-16 12:48:48 AM  
It says there that it is unacceptable. Nah, I do not think it is. Horsemeat is edible and horses eat only grass. Pork is a lot dirtier because pigs devour rubbish.
 
2013-01-16 12:48:48 AM  

BronyMedic: [s16.postimage.org image 541x480]


This might be the only time you'd want at least 20% less pony content.
 
2013-01-16 12:49:16 AM  
coolrain44.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-16 12:51:00 AM  
Horse meat is ok. Donkey tastes like ass though.
 
2013-01-16 12:51:47 AM  

brap: And the labeled fish you bought is most likely not the fish you are eating.


Yes it is.
 
2013-01-16 12:52:19 AM  
If the only person that noticed was the government then it does not really matter.
If it tastes good and it is not bad for you then what is the problem?
 
2013-01-16 12:52:37 AM  
Horse is good. fark load better than goat. No idea how you nasty motherfarkers eat goat.
 
2013-01-16 12:52:47 AM  

harrydorcas: Pork is a lot dirtier because pigs devour rubbishwe feed them rubbish.

 
2013-01-16 12:53:54 AM  
Horsemeat would be a step up from that industrial byproduct resembling meat served at McDonald's.
 
2013-01-16 12:54:21 AM  

harrydorcas: It says there that it is unacceptable. Nah, I do not think it is. Horsemeat is edible and horses eat only grass. Pork is a lot dirtier because pigs devour rubbish.


Sewer rat may taste like pumpkin pie, but I'd never know cause I wouldn't eat the filthy motherfarker.
 
2013-01-16 12:54:27 AM  
It's probably ok but nothing beats the taste of...

www.onemoregadget.com

But that shiat is expensive!
 
2013-01-16 12:54:46 AM  
That explains a lot. There's a local restaurant that offers a limited number of their "world famous" burgers a few nights a week and I noticed that the waitstaff describe it as "8 to 10 ounces of ground meat". It seemed suspicious that they didn't specify what animal it comes from but now it makes sense. Oh, well. It tastes great.
 
2013-01-16 12:55:03 AM  

ZAZ: The FSAI said the retailers stated that they were removing all implicated batches of the burgers.
A total of 27 products were analysed, with 10 of them containing horse DNA and 23 containing pig DNA.

Finally, hamburgers with actual ham.


1984 called. They want their steak sauce back,.
 
2013-01-16 12:55:20 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: harrydorcas: Pork is a lot dirtier because pigs devour rubbishwe feed them rubbish.


Artificial calamari is delicious (as well as cheap and plentiful).
 
2013-01-16 12:57:31 AM  

ds_4815: BronyMedic: [s16.postimage.org image 541x480]

This might be the only time you'd want at least 20% less pony content.


Where do you think Derpy went this season?
 
2013-01-16 12:59:59 AM  
pfft

horse, pig, sheep, dog, cat, rat, gerbil skewered on a stick and roasted over an open fire

i'll eat anything

even your mother (if she bathes first this time)
 
2013-01-16 01:01:51 AM  
How do we know the cow didn't eat a horse?
 
2013-01-16 01:02:31 AM  
Man: "Get your piping hot horse burgers horse fries, horse cakes and shakes. We got tongue, straight from the horse's mouth."
Leela: "Hmm."
Hermes: "It all sounds good."
Man: "All our horses are 100% horse-fed for that double-horse "juiced-in" goodness."

/also, this:
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2013-01-16 01:02:36 AM  
Why would anybody expect ground meat to be "pure"?

If you keep kosher/halal or are icked out by the thought of "odd" meat just avoid it all, otherwise figure it's another mystery like hot dogs.
 
2013-01-16 01:02:47 AM  
Arbitrary.
 
2013-01-16 01:02:58 AM  

minoridiot: doglover: Horse meat is really good.

I'd pay extra for horse burgers.

Yes, it is very good.


I've had horse meat. I don't remember it being anything special. Tasted more or less like beef to me.

I've also eaten water buffalo, which also tastes pretty much like beef.  Hindus eat it in lieu of beef, since cows are sacred in Hinduism, but water buffalo aren't.
 
2013-01-16 01:04:19 AM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: [img716.imageshack.us image 316x236]

Daaaaaaaaah... whattaya think's IN the burgers?


YES!

Iiiiiii heard that!
 
2013-01-16 01:05:18 AM  
Meat is meat.

I assume if we had many farkers from those locales they would in retrospect claim to have noticed the taste too.
 
2013-01-16 01:08:56 AM  

harrydorcas: It says there that it is unacceptable. Nah, I do not think it is. Horsemeat is edible and horses eat only grass. Pork is a lot dirtier because pigs devour rubbish.


2.bp.blogspot.com

Agrees (nsfw language).
 
2013-01-16 01:10:37 AM  
brap:

And the labeled fish you bought is most likely not the fish you are eating.

Farmed domestic catfish is probably farmed domestic catfish.
 
2013-01-16 01:10:45 AM  

Gyrfalcon: What's the big deal about horse meat? I hear its as good as any other meat. Why not eat it, except that we usually don't.


Horses are companion animals. Same reason we don't eat dogs. Putting to slaughter something we bred to have a certain level of emotional intelligence would be kind of messed up.

I had it in Europe a couple times...personally, I don't think we're missing out.
 
2013-01-16 01:10:49 AM  
I've only ever had raw horse sushi. But it is easily the #2 tastiest sushi for me after tuna. I can only assume that, like tuna, it's good cooked as well.
 
2013-01-16 01:10:53 AM  

Smackledorfer: Meat is meat.

I assume if we had many farkers from those locales they would in retrospect claim to have noticed the taste too.


Yeah, I'm not getting the "sick" tag.
 
2013-01-16 01:14:20 AM  
FTFA:
Professor: "There is no clear explanation at this time for the presence of horse DNA in products emanating from meat plants that do not use horsemeat in their production process"

Agriculture Minister: The burgers pose no health risk. The Republic of Ireland probably has the best traceability and food safety in the world".


They're finding that 1 in 3 samples of "beef" is kind of horse-meaty, up to 29% by volume - and that they have no farking idea where it came from -- and yet the govt minister assures everyone with complete certainty that there's no risk from the mystery meat and that they know better than anyone where all of their meat comes from.

Guess what: "Governments lie"
 
2013-01-16 01:16:12 AM  
Soylent Green is PONIES!
 
2013-01-16 01:17:09 AM  
I like horses, but I will definitely eat them if necessary. I can't imagine they'd taste any worse, and I've eaten elk, bison, venison, rabbit... properly prepared, it's all meat. And all delicious.
 
2013-01-16 01:17:31 AM  
The last time I had horse it was horse tartare. Good stuff.

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: [img716.imageshack.us image 316x236]

Daaaaaaaaah... whattaya think's IN the burgers?


Who is awesome? I don't know...
 
2013-01-16 01:18:39 AM  

harrydorcas: It says there that it is unacceptable. Nah, I do not think it is. Horsemeat is edible and horses eat only grass. Pork is a lot dirtier because pigs devour rubbish.


Not sure where so many people get the notion that pigs eat trash. It's true that a portion of pig feed is made up of byproducts, but that doesn't make it trash. It's made up of things like brewers yeast left over from beer manufacturing, beat pulp from making sugar, potato peals from french fries and a host of other leftovers from fruit and vegetable type manufacturing. It's actually highly nutritious. In the wild pigs, or boars, are foragers and eat mostly leaves, grass, roots and fruits. As far as people who say pigs will eat their own shiat, that only happens if they're malnourished, sick and not being cared for properly.
 
2013-01-16 01:18:50 AM  
Having actually eaten horse meat in France, I can assure you that if you noticed the difference, it's only because it would taste better than beef.  Horse meat is delicious.  Or maybe it's just because it was the French who were cooking it and they can make pretty much anything taste good, I dunno.
 
2013-01-16 01:19:24 AM  
As someone whose wife was served a horse steak on our honeymoon, I am almost as amused as I was then. She, however, was not then and probably will not be now.

/glad I ordered the fish
//don't know what kind of fish it was, but it was fresh
 
2013-01-16 01:21:05 AM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: [img716.imageshack.us image 316x236]

Daaaaaaaaah... whattaya think's IN the burgers?


I don't know.
WAIT! I DIDN"T MEAN TO SAY THAT!
 
2013-01-16 01:22:27 AM  

Brainsick: Smackledorfer: Meat is meat.

I assume if we had many farkers from those locales they would in retrospect claim to have noticed the taste too.

Let's see, never eaten horse.

Goat, rabbit, snakes, frog legs, bugs, bear, deer, bison, emu, alligator, shark and squirrel on the other hand...
[groups.google.com image 175x142]


That reminds me, gator, also shark, and swordfish. No squirrels but I haven't ruled it out. As I have said before, if I were *desperate*, I'd eat my cat, but only if he weren't bringing me rodents to share at that point (which he totally would).
 
A7
2013-01-16 01:23:09 AM  
We're all food.
Get over yourself.
 
2013-01-16 01:24:30 AM  
I'd eat it. And I'd make it breakfast the next morning.

i.chzbgr.com

No, seriously, Bourdain covered this last May. It's red meat. It's from a herbivore. How could it not taste good?
 
2013-01-16 01:24:53 AM  

harrydorcas: It says there that it is unacceptable. Nah, I do not think it is. Horsemeat is edible and horses eat only grass. Pork is a lot dirtier because pigs devour rubbish.


You have no idea what modern pork farmers feed pigs, do you? It must be nice arguing from ignorance.
 
2013-01-16 01:26:14 AM  

sno man: Pretty sure none of these burgers would have been advertised as halal or kosher, but very not cool kids.
*checks tesco*
Ingredients
Beef (99.2%),Sea Salt ,Cracked Black Pepper
nothing about either, just that it's not currently available.


Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper aren't ingredients. They're the horses names.
 
2013-01-16 01:30:18 AM  

harrydorcas: It says there that it is unacceptable. Nah, I do not think it is. Horsemeat is edible and horses eat only grass. Pork is a lot dirtier because pigs devour rubbish.


I've seen chickens eat the bugs growing on their recently deceased brethren. They love it! Birds are nasty farkers.

/I like chicken.
 
2013-01-16 01:31:10 AM  
horse has got to be better than tofu. if you have volunteered to eat tofu more than once, you are the fool.

i.ytimg.com
 
2013-01-16 01:32:50 AM  
Add me to the "what's so wrong with horse meat?" crowd. Not that I've ever knowingly eaten it, but I probably have. My understanding is it was a more historical objection - when horses were commonly used as beats of burden, any horse being sent to slaughter was probably old and tired and therefore the meat would have been of very poor quality. So if you're paying for beef and getting horse, you're being ripped off.

I've never heard the "companion animal" argument that was raised up thread. I suppose if you're a horse-person that might bother you, but me, I've eaten cat (tastes like pigeon) and I don't care.
 
2013-01-16 01:33:12 AM  
Many old horses in the U.S are shipped to Mexico to be killed & slaughtered, where they don't have these silly hangups about eating horse meat while at the same time being perfectly OK with eating cow meat.
 
2013-01-16 01:33:51 AM  
phrawgh: Artificial calamari is delicious (as well as cheap and plentiful).

mmmmm, tasty bung.
 
2013-01-16 01:34:49 AM  

Cyberluddite: Having actually eaten horse meat in France, I can assure you that if you noticed the difference, it's only because it would taste better than beef.  Horse meat is delicious.  Or maybe it's just because it was the French who were cooking it and they can make pretty much anything taste good, I dunno.


Horse is mostly dependent on the prep. It was a French army cook who 'wrote the book' on how to prepare it, IIRC. On the recommendation of Napoleon's surgeon-in-chief, no less.
 
2013-01-16 01:35:25 AM  

willfullyobscure: Horse is good. fark load better than goat. No idea how you nasty motherfarkers eat goat.


In curry, of course.
It's excellent.
 
2013-01-16 01:36:06 AM  
"In Ireland, it is not in our culture to eat horsemeat and therefore, we do not expect to find it in a burger"

i131.photobucket.com

NO ONE EXPECTS HORSE MEAT IN THE BURGER!
 
2013-01-16 01:36:38 AM  

ladyfortuna: Brainsick: Smackledorfer: Meat is meat.

I assume if we had many farkers from those locales they would in retrospect claim to have noticed the taste too.

Let's see, never eaten horse.

Goat, rabbit, snakes, frog legs, bugs, bear, deer, bison, emu, alligator, shark and squirrel on the other hand...
[groups.google.com image 175x142]

That reminds me, gator, also shark, and swordfish. No squirrels but I haven't ruled it out. As I have said before, if I were *desperate*, I'd eat my cat, but only if he weren't bringing me rodents to share at that point (which he totally would).


My wife and I discussed it and, in the event of necessity, we'd eat someone else's pets, but not our own


/I love my wife
 
2013-01-16 01:36:42 AM  

postnobills: I've eaten cat (tastes like pigeon)


For those of you who don't know what pigeon tastes like, this is a very high recommendation.
 
2013-01-16 01:42:33 AM  

What_Would_Jimi_Do: horse has got to be better than tofu. if you have volunteered to eat tofu more than once, you are the fool.

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]


I like tofu. Particularly tofu fried in sesame ginger sauce and coconut dessert tofu. Then again, I'm not going to get all worried if someone says eating tofu isn't macho because I'm not a man.
 
2013-01-16 01:43:35 AM  
The Eastern European mob strikes again! Why? FTA, the meat is from Iceland, but Iceland sources from "two continental European third party suppliers."

Totally hilarious.
 
2013-01-16 01:45:24 AM  
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2013-01-16 01:48:46 AM  

0Icky0: postnobills: I've eaten cat (tastes like pigeon)

For those of you who don't know what pigeon tastes like, this is a very high recommendation.


Damn straight. For burgers though, I'd say ostrich was better.
 
2013-01-16 01:50:40 AM  
It said there was no risk to health.
if this were the US I'd opine that horse meat has a greater chance of being more safe than the crap that passes for beef.  It's why it's called Mad COW disease.
 
2013-01-16 01:51:58 AM  

CipollinaFan: If the only person that noticed was the government then it does not really matter.
If it tastes good and it is not bad for you then what is the problem?


See Jungle, The.

I'm fine with unexpected meat sold as long as it's *labeled correctly*.

Would prefer more info than that but these days beggars choosers etc
 
2013-01-16 01:52:37 AM  
SN1987a goes boom:

Thank you!

/mobile
//no linkies
///you've enhanced my calm greatly.
 
2013-01-16 01:53:39 AM  
I've had horse steak before.

It was delicious, but it's not for everyone. Considering it's the UK, I'd be more concerned about the BEEF content...
 
2013-01-16 01:54:59 AM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: CipollinaFan: If the only person that noticed was the government then it does not really matter.
If it tastes good and it is not bad for you then what is the problem?

See Jungle, The.

I'm fine with unexpected meat sold as long as it's *labeled correctly*.

Would prefer more info than that but these days beggars choosers etc


That book put me off school lunch (and food in general) for weeks when they forced us to read it.
 
2013-01-16 01:55:26 AM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-16 01:55:35 AM  
Again, horse meat taste great.  Not only really flavorful, but lean and healthy:

www.halles-grenoble.com

If you claim to be a carnivore and don't think this looks awesome, then there's something wrong with you.
 
2013-01-16 01:59:02 AM  

PreMortem: Sick tag?

[blogs.suntimes.com image 425x236]


It takes all kinds of critters to make Farmer Vincent's Fritters!
 
2013-01-16 02:00:57 AM  

Smackledorfer: Meat is meat.


www.jonco48.com
 
2013-01-16 02:02:16 AM  
s2.postimage.org
 
2013-01-16 02:06:24 AM  

This thread makes Colonel Potter angry.

www.zz22.net

 
2013-01-16 02:17:06 AM  

Cyberluddite: Again, horse meat taste great.  Not only really flavorful, but lean and healthy:

www.halles-grenoble.com

If you claim to be a carnivore and don't think this looks awesome, then there's something wrong with you.


Uh...doesn't faux mean false? I think you got a shot of genuine imitation horse there


/my french is a bit rusty
 
2013-01-16 02:20:37 AM  
nmemkha:

I was waiting for this, oddly enough.
 
2013-01-16 02:20:42 AM  
Richard Harris ain't amused either, just hanging around
 
2013-01-16 02:21:10 AM  

Brainsick: ladyfortuna: Brainsick: Smackledorfer: Meat is meat.

I assume if we had many farkers from those locales they would in retrospect claim to have noticed the taste too.

Let's see, never eaten horse.

Goat, rabbit, snakes, frog legs, bugs, bear, deer, bison, emu, alligator, shark and squirrel on the other hand...
[groups.google.com image 175x142]

That reminds me, gator, also shark, and swordfish. No squirrels but I haven't ruled it out. As I have said before, if I were *desperate*, I'd eat my cat, but only if he weren't bringing me rodents to share at that point (which he totally would).

My wife and I discussed it and, in the event of necessity, we'd eat someone else's pets, but not our own


/I love my wife


I'd have to be really, really desperate. Like Book Of Eli desperate. The little monster has a proven history of bringing back the live catch as well, so he's pretty safe even in the apocalypse.
 
2013-01-16 02:22:33 AM  

Brainsick: Uh...doesn't faux mean false? I think you got a shot of genuine imitation horse there


according to google translate "faux filet de cheval" means "sirloin horse".
 
2013-01-16 02:22:45 AM  
faux-filet = sirloin, iirc.
 
2013-01-16 02:23:22 AM  
The one time I had it I didn't think much of it. I'm ok with eating horse, I just didn't like the way it was cooked.
 
2013-01-16 02:25:36 AM  
There is nothing wrong with horse meat at all (though it isnt a patch on delicious, delicious zebra), cannot imagine why it would be a problem in itself.

However selling ANY food that isnt what it claims to be is not okay, so fine the crap out of them,
 
2013-01-16 02:37:05 AM  
A "Scottish gastropub" here in Germany served us a cheeseburger which was probably comprised of 50% Haggis (which appparently wasn't selling well). Nasty surprise when you bit into it.
 
2013-01-16 02:39:56 AM  

log_jammin: Brainsick: Uh...doesn't faux mean false? I think you got a shot of genuine imitation horse there

according to google translate "faux filet de cheval" means "sirloin horse".


shiathead: faux-filet = sirloin, iirc.


static.zoovy.com

/Merci
 
2013-01-16 02:54:40 AM  

ultraholland: phrawgh: Artificial calamari is delicious (as well as cheap and plentiful).

mmmmm, tasty bung.


That story seemed plausible at first, but they really had no evidence that it was happening. Seems like it came from the imagination of American pig farmers imagining what happens in mysterious and exotic Asia. Also, I've had fake squid before (asian ingredient at a vegan restaurant), and it's pretty good. (It's made of yam flour.)

Anyway, the supermarket by my house sells horse sausage, but I haven't managed to make myself try it yet, mainly because I hear that it's mostly imported from Canada, where the horses frequently come from American and Canadian racetracks. So who knows what drugs/hormones are in that meat!
www.balatonihus.hu
 
2013-01-16 03:15:20 AM  

GUTSU: harrydorcas: It says there that it is unacceptable. Nah, I do not think it is. Horsemeat is edible and horses eat only grass. Pork is a lot dirtier because pigs devour rubbish.

You have no idea what modern pork farmers feed pigs, do you? It must be nice arguing from ignorance.


Yes, I do. Search for the words "kanin baboy" in Google.
 
2013-01-16 03:25:02 AM  

VegasVinnie: FTFA:
Professor: "There is no clear explanation at this time for the presence of horse DNA in products emanating from meat plants that do not use horsemeat in their production process"

Agriculture Minister: The burgers pose no health risk. The Republic of Ireland probably has the best traceability and food safety in the world".

They're finding that 1 in 3 samples of "beef" is kind of horse-meaty, up to 29% by volume - and that they have no farking idea where it came from -- and yet the govt minister assures everyone with complete certainty that there's no risk from the mystery meat and that they know better than anyone where all of their meat comes from.

Guess what: "Governments lie"


This.
Horsemeat isn't dangerous, but if you've got the species of origin completely wrong, that suggests some pretty big holes in your quality control tracking system.
 
2013-01-16 03:25:37 AM  

Brainsick: Cyberluddite: Again, horse meat taste great.  Not only really flavorful, but lean and healthy:

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If you claim to be a carnivore and don't think this looks awesome, then there's something wrong with you.

Uh...doesn't faux mean false? I think you got a shot of genuine imitation horse there


/my french is a bit rusty


It's a sirloin steak; The texture and taste(according to french website) is similar to "entrecote"(ribeye) which is from the cut from the filet.
I like horse.
 
2013-01-16 03:28:03 AM  

fusillade762: I was in a Mexican restaurant the other day that had shark meat in some of its dishes. I didn't even know you could serve shark in the US.


I've had shark steaks a lot in the US. It's usually found in more upscale restaurants. I'm from California so that might be why it's more common than, say, Ohio. I love seafood but shark has never been a favorite of mine.

As far as horse meat goes...my only problem with this is that people didn't realize they were eating it. But I don't see what's so gross about it. I'd love to try it. I'm in Korea now and it can be found, but I haven't seen it in my city.
 
2013-01-16 03:34:19 AM  

GUTSU: harrydorcas: It says there that it is unacceptable. Nah, I do not think it is. Horsemeat is edible and horses eat only grass. Pork is a lot dirtier because pigs devour rubbish.

You have no idea what modern pork farmers feed pigs, do you? It must be nice arguing from ignorance.


Lessee, in the US chickens are routinely fed re-warmed chicken poo, and iirc dairy cows may also be given small amounts of this crap as a dietary supplement. Industrial farmed pigs are treated about as badly as any other industrial farmed animal, so probably they get floor leavings of various stripes in their diets too. In populated areas where pigs roam freely, they do so eat rubbish, so yeah, I can see thinking of them as a "dirty" animal.
 
2013-01-16 03:51:19 AM  

Bumblefark: Gyrfalcon: What's the big deal about horse meat? I hear its as good as any other meat. Why not eat it, except that we usually don't.

Horses are companion animals. Same reason we don't eat dogs. Putting to slaughter something we bred to have a certain level of emotional intelligence would be kind of messed up.

I had it in Europe a couple times...personally, I don't think we're missing out.


So it's all about how WE feel about IT, not about whether or not the animal is edible. Or indeed whether the animal itself is intelligent, emotional, or whatever.

It's pretty irrelevant as to whether the animal is going to taste good or not.
 
2013-01-16 03:57:36 AM  
As a horse owner, I don't think I'd ever eat it, unless it was an emergency.  I like horses too much.
 
2013-01-16 04:07:29 AM  
Well, as Tescos like to say, "Every little bit of pony helps".
 
2013-01-16 04:08:58 AM  
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well if horses were wishes, i'd be eating wish meat every night
 
2013-01-16 05:02:38 AM  
I'm allergic to horsemeat - it gives me the trots.

Horsemeat burgers are fine as part of a stable diet.

Just had a look at the use-by date on my burgers in the fridge AND THEY'RE OFF!!

My Lidl pony

Hoof Lipped that Burger?
 
2013-01-16 05:02:54 AM  

Begoggle: harrydorcas: It says there that it is unacceptable. Nah, I do not think it is. Horsemeat is edible and horses eat only grass. Pork is a lot dirtier because pigs devour rubbish.

Sewer rat may taste like pumpkin pie, but I'd never know cause I wouldn't eat the filthy motherfarker.


Ha. csb/
Was in asia eating and asked a girl what it was. She said "I don't know how to say in English. Water mouse? Water mouse? Squeak squeek."

Was good but not like pumpkin pie.
 
2013-01-16 05:03:56 AM  
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2013-01-16 05:41:42 AM  

Cyberluddite: Again, horse meat taste great.  Not only really flavorful, but lean and healthy:

If you claim to be a carnivore and don't think this looks awesome, then there's something wrong with you.


"filet" comes from the loin. the term "sirloin" comes from above ("sur") the loin; hence, sirloin, being a cut that is close to, but not the actual filet, is the "faux-filet".
 
2013-01-16 05:59:31 AM  
I'm thinking Arby's
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Serve it with your Belmont steaks.
 
2013-01-16 06:05:25 AM  
A horse is a horse, of course, of course, and burgers aren't made from a horse, of course. That is, of course, unless that horse is found in between this bread.
 
2013-01-16 06:24:10 AM  

Amos Quito: I heard that the Kobe horse meat is the best.


yeah.. it is..
 
2013-01-16 06:59:17 AM  
I've eaten horse beef. A couple of stakes.

They aren't bad. Not bad at all.

Not the same as cow beef, but not bad.

Brits and ireland people are a bunch of pussies. Grow a pair, won't you?
 
2013-01-16 07:11:50 AM  

garkola: The Eastern European mob strikes again! Why? FTA, the meat is from Iceland, but Iceland sources from "two continental European third party suppliers."

Totally hilarious.


Iceland in this case is a store not a country.
 
2013-01-16 07:16:19 AM  
You can beat your horse, and you can beat your meat, but you can't beat horse meat burgers!
 
2013-01-16 07:21:13 AM  
Meat is meat.
 
2013-01-16 07:22:02 AM  

MISSING:
content6.flixster.com


/ seriously, first?
// farkis slacking
 
2013-01-16 07:49:35 AM  
I once had horse hot wings.

Only managed to eat one and was stuffed. It was good but dipping it in the blue cheese was a pain.
 
2013-01-16 07:56:18 AM  

joninaz: I once had horse hot wings.

Only managed to eat one and was stuffed. It was good but dipping it in the blue cheese was a pain.


You blew past endangered and went right to mythological you gluttonous jerk!
 
2013-01-16 08:11:27 AM  
i have a brother-in-law who is allergic to horses.  he would notice.
 
2013-01-16 08:17:36 AM  
Don't kid yourself submitter, if a horse ever got the chance, he'd eat you and everyone you care about
 
2013-01-16 08:35:10 AM  

joninaz: I once had horse hot wings.

Only managed to eat one and was stuffed. It was good but dipping it in the blue cheese was a pain.


Giraffe can technically be kosher, btw, but slaughtering one in the specified manner would be very difficult.
 
2013-01-16 08:50:06 AM  
In most parts of Italy horse is eaten frequently. Carpaccio di Puledro....mmmmmmmm (raw thin sliced pieces of colt on a bed of rocket greens with parmesan shavings.)
A nice barbequed horse steak is also very nice. When I am in Basilicata I eat horse about 3 or 4 times a month.
When I am in Wyoming...I don't talk about it.
 
2013-01-16 09:28:48 AM  

doglover: ds_4815: BronyMedic: [s16.postimage.org image 541x480]

This might be the only time you'd want at least 20% less pony content.

Where do you think Derpy went this season?


That's cold

That said, I've had horse meat before... it's good, if a bit stringy, needs lots of extra grilled onions.
 
2013-01-16 10:06:42 AM  

L.D. Ablo: Horsemeat would be a step up from that industrial byproduct resembling meat served at McDonald's.


That's actually Grade A beef, they can't server anything else. It is all the other shiat they do to it that ruins it.
 
2013-01-16 10:31:14 AM  
"Let's see if anyone can tell the difference"

Not when it's British food..

/Actually love pub food
 
2013-01-16 11:33:37 AM  
Just a question; eating beef trimmings from the neck and jowl- that is, close to the brain, - risks contracting Mad Cow Disease. If one were to do the same with horse would you risk Crazy Horse Syndrome?
 
2013-01-16 11:43:40 AM  
My Comanche grandma always said she could tell the difference between beef, bison, and horse meat by taste. Neither her, or my Ma would elaborate on how that was. Us kids were scared to ask.
 
2013-01-16 11:54:20 AM  

thisiszombocom: MISSING:
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/ seriously, first?
// farkis slacking


Discredited meme is discredited.
 
2013-01-16 12:15:59 PM  
I would not eat horse because horses are pretty. Seriously, that's my rationale.
 
2013-01-16 12:19:00 PM  

harrydorcas: Pork is a lot dirtier because pigs devour rubbish cocksuckers!


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2013-01-16 12:35:49 PM  
Traces of zebra have been found in Tesco barcodes.
 
2013-01-16 01:26:19 PM  
Now the bronies can realize their dream of eating horse pussy, once and for all.
 
2013-01-16 02:40:31 PM  
France is that-a-way!
 
2013-01-16 02:49:26 PM  

lecavalier: L.D. Ablo: they can't server anything else.


I'm glad I'm not the only one who does this. *brofist*
 
2013-01-16 03:05:27 PM  

ladyfortuna: lecavalier: L.D. Ablo: they can't server anything else.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who does this. *brofist*


LOL.

I can't even blame auto-correct unless my laptop has it.
 
2013-01-16 03:08:53 PM  

Jument: I would not eat horse because horses are pretty. Seriously, that's my rationale.


I have a similar rationale. Have you been friends of the human for a long time?

Yes: Horses, dogs, cats, monkeys, and - of course - humans. These are not eaten. Everything else can farking die and be served with a sauce.
 
2013-01-16 05:52:06 PM  

lecavalier: ladyfortuna: lecavalier: L.D. Ablo: they can't server anything else.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who does this. *brofist*

LOL.

I can't even blame auto-correct unless my laptop has it.


I do it to the words 'compute' and 'office' as well, but I blame being an Army office biatch and a geek for those, respectively.
 
2013-01-16 05:55:31 PM  

brap: And the labeled fish you bought is most likely not the fish you are eating.

Good times, good times.

At least horses are ruminant, there's some solace in that I guess.  Use the whole animal and all that jazz, they're not just for glue anymore.


horses not ruminants - non-ruminant herbivores. And tasty.

/retired animal nutritionist.
 
2013-01-16 06:15:28 PM  

davidphogan: Smackledorfer: Meat is meat.

I assume if we had many farkers from those locales they would in retrospect claim to have noticed the taste too.

Yeah, I'm not getting the "sick" tag.


I figured it was the tag most likely to get a green. I'd eat horse meat.

But there is a food safety issue here: cross-contamination. They're selling beef, but it has horse in it. If their controls are bad enough to allow that, can we trust their controls in other areas? If they're not cleaning down their equipment properly between preparing different sorts of meat, can we trust that they're following basic hygiene rules?

Posters upthread have mentioned horse tartare and carpaccio. What if the butcher at the abattoir decided not to wash his hands after pinching a loaf?

Common sense dictates that there should be physical separation of cooked and raw meat production; can this meat processor be trusted to follow these rules?

All of this stuff is covered by the internationally recognised HACCP standards. It's a bit of an own-goal for the third-largest retailer in the world to make.
 
2013-01-16 07:26:05 PM  

crabsno termites: brap: And the labeled fish you bought is most likely not the fish you are eating.

Good times, good times.

At least horses are ruminant, there's some solace in that I guess.  Use the whole animal and all that jazz, they're not just for glue anymore.

horses not ruminants - non-ruminant herbivores. And tasty.

/retired animal nutritionist.


Got dammit.  That's what I meant to say.  Like a cow with cud, right, that's  a ruminent.

/Slowly digesting my crow
//Shamed grandson of farmers
///Should retire the habit of posting whilst in my cups
 
2013-01-16 07:50:35 PM  

brap: crabsno termites: brap: And the labeled fish you bought is most likely not the fish you are eating.

Good times, good times.

At least horses are ruminant, there's some solace in that I guess.  Use the whole animal and all that jazz, they're not just for glue anymore.

horses not ruminants - non-ruminant herbivores. And tasty.

/retired animal nutritionist.

Got dammit.  That's what I meant to say.  Like a cow with cud, right, that's  a ruminent.

/Slowly digesting my crow
//Shamed grandson of farmers
///Should retire the habit of posting whilst in my cups


In your cups is good - all is forgiven. Did my MS research with horses that were fistulated to allow samples to be taken from 3 parts of digestive tract, so am intimately familiar with their digestive anatomy.

/Fresh G&T just started - room in that cup for me?
 
2013-01-16 08:11:00 PM  
In your cups is good - all is forgiven. Did my MS research with horses that were fistulated to allow samples to be taken from 3 parts of digestive tract, so am intimately familiar with their digestive anatomy.

/Fresh G&T just started - room in that cup for me?


I grew up in Ames, Iowa which has an excellent veterinarian school.  The "Portal Cow" which had a portal that opened directly into one of its stomachs haunts my dreams to this day.  As a child, I so desperately wanted to feed it chewed gum to see what would happen.
 
2013-01-16 08:43:02 PM  

Shadow Blasko: YES!

Iiiiiii heard that!


Doooooooon't encourage your mother!


Darth_Lukecash: I tell you that's,

upload.wikimedia.org


I don't mind saying so, but I could go for a Marx Brothers film right about now.


JasonOfOrillia: Who is awesome? I don't know...


Moriel: I don't know.
WAIT! I DIDN"T MEAN TO SAY THAT!



*SLIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIME*
 
2013-01-16 11:29:07 PM  

0Icky0: postnobills: I've eaten cat (tastes like pigeon)

For those of you who don't know what pigeon tastes like, this is a very high recommendation.


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SQUAB!
 
2013-01-17 12:35:26 AM  

brap: In your cups is good - all is forgiven. Did my MS research with horses that were fistulated to allow samples to be taken from 3 parts of digestive tract, so am intimately familiar with their digestive anatomy.

/Fresh G&T just started - room in that cup for me?

I grew up in Ames, Iowa which has an excellent veterinarian school.  The "Portal Cow" which had a portal that opened directly into one of its stomachs haunts my dreams to this day.  As a child, I so desperately wanted to feed it chewed gum to see what would happen.


Lived in Atlantic for @10 yrs, got to Ames for meetings on regular basis (cooperative research with a couple of professors there.

CSB: one of the local bars, duo playing, guitar and clarinet/keyboardist. Clarinet player wouldn't follow leadman's directions, so leadman keeps taking pieces from clarinet and holding them. Gets down to mouthpiece, I holler "Don't hold his clarinet, hold his organ. (Hadn't been drinking - want to buy a bridge?). Crowd breaks up, I slink out.

/ Ah, the old days
 
2013-01-17 03:13:36 PM  
Actually was pleasantly surprised at the You Can't Do That On Television references :D

And re horsemeat--hell, I live in an area where I think I can safely say it will NEVER be legal for human consumption (hell, my state doesn't want to allow CASINOS unless they're in and run by the horse tracks :D...which is just fine, because I prefer horse racing to most casino games anyways...and oddly enough retirement farms for Thoroughbreds around here tend to get advertised by the story of how Kentucky Derby winner Ferdinand got turned into a "Belmont steak" in Japan) but I would be willing to try it once just to give it an honest try.

(And as for the situation in the article--my big concern WOULD be cross-contamination, to be honest. If they're mixing species in meat and not disclosing it, Gods only knows what ELSE they're not disclosing.)
 
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