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(BBC)   We've secretly replaced the fine beef burgers they usually serve with horse meat. Let's see if anyone can tell the difference   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 39
    More: Sick, horse meat, industrial processes, UK and Ireland, technical director, Republic of Ireland  
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2013-01-16 01:55:35 AM  
3 votes:
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 01:24:30 AM  
2 votes:
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 01:18:39 AM  
2 votes:

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 12:48:48 AM  
2 votes:

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


This might be the only time you'd want at least 20% less pony content.
2013-01-16 12:46:32 AM  
2 votes:
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.
2013-01-15 08:45:14 PM  
2 votes:
s16.postimage.org
2013-01-16 08:43:02 PM  
1 votes:

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 08:11:00 PM  
1 votes:
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 02:49:26 PM  
1 votes:

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 11:43:40 AM  
1 votes:
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 11:33:37 AM  
1 votes:
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 09:28:48 AM  
1 votes:

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 06:05:25 AM  
1 votes:
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 03:51:19 AM  
1 votes:

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 03:25:02 AM  
1 votes:

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 02:37:05 AM  
1 votes:
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 02:25:36 AM  
1 votes:
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 02:22:45 AM  
1 votes:
faux-filet = sirloin, iirc.
2013-01-16 02:22:33 AM  
1 votes:

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 02:17:06 AM  
1 votes:

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 01:31:10 AM  
1 votes:
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 01:26:14 AM  
1 votes:

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 01:24:53 AM  
1 votes:

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.
A7
2013-01-16 01:23:09 AM  
1 votes:
We're all food.
Get over yourself.
2013-01-16 01:17:31 AM  
1 votes:
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 01:16:12 AM  
1 votes:
Soylent Green is PONIES!
2013-01-16 01:14:20 AM  
1 votes:
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 01:10:45 AM  
1 votes:

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 01:02:58 AM  
1 votes:

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 01:02:36 AM  
1 votes:
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 12:59:59 AM  
1 votes:
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 12:47:36 AM  
1 votes:
If it tastes good, I couldn't give two shiats.
2013-01-16 12:46:55 AM  
1 votes:
So they'll eat blood pudding and sheep intestines, but they won't eat horse. Got it!
2013-01-15 11:32:47 PM  
1 votes:
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 10:45:10 PM  
1 votes:
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.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-01-15 09:19:56 PM  
1 votes:
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 09:19:29 PM  
1 votes:
Horse meat is really good.

I'd pay extra for horse burgers.
2013-01-15 08:48:46 PM  
1 votes:
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 08:31:42 PM  
1 votes:
Sick tag?

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