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2013-01-31 07:05:30 PM  
As if fast food is not gross enough.
 
2013-01-31 08:01:08 PM  
Whew, for a second there I thought they were going to stop selling "Home Of The Whopper" Speedos.
 
2013-01-31 08:02:31 PM  
Wow, it's one thing when someone finds a rat head in the nuggets, but this? WTF?
 
2013-01-31 08:04:13 PM  
Yes, but did they apologize profusely on Oprah?
 
2013-01-31 08:04:14 PM  
Hmm...I wonder what that tastes like.
 
2013-01-31 08:04:30 PM  
Your suspicions are correct:  our mascot is a demented serial killer.
 
2013-01-31 08:04:58 PM  
TFA: "The fast food chain, which has more than 500 UK outlets, had earlier given a series of 'absolute assurances' that its products were not involved."

Sir, is Burger King adding horse meat to burgers?

"Nay!"
 
2013-01-31 08:05:28 PM  
Are horses less delicious than cows?

Not trolling...I'm seriously curious.

/voted against the California ban on selling horse meat for human consumption
 
2013-01-31 08:06:18 PM  
There's nothing wrong with horse meat.
 
2013-01-31 08:06:19 PM  
Get your piping hot horse burgers horse fries, horse cakes and shakes. We got tongue, straight from the horse's mouth.  All our horses are 100% horse-fed for that double-horse "juiced-in" goodness.

/ Horse Pepsi okay?
 
2013-01-31 08:06:25 PM  
Just say neigh to Burger King.
 
2013-01-31 08:06:55 PM  

eraser8: Are horses less delicious than cows?

Not trolling...I'm seriously curious.

/voted against the California ban on selling horse meat for human consumption


No. It's why their sales were up.
 
2013-01-31 08:07:14 PM  

brantgoose: Your suspicions are correct:  our mascot is a demented serial killer.


blog.mlive.com

Nobody that sexy could possibly be evil.
 
2013-01-31 08:07:30 PM  
if they sell me horse meat, does that mean i get to pay in bottlecaps? hope it's not radioactive.
 
DB
2013-01-31 08:07:39 PM  
An urban legend is born.
 
2013-01-31 08:07:57 PM  
cdn01.cdn.justjared.com

"In news sure to nauseate all day
A fast food titan lost its way
Though quite brief, it was coarse-
They were actually serving horse-
'Have It your way'? BK, I say neigh!"
 
2013-01-31 08:08:08 PM  
The mane thing is how much fiber are you getting from these burgers?
 
2013-01-31 08:08:09 PM  
If eating a cow doesn't bother you, why would eating a horse bother you?  My only disappointment is that there isn't some other farm animal in there.
 
2013-01-31 08:08:12 PM  
At least with horse you don't have to worry about Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
 
2013-01-31 08:08:45 PM  
TFA: "threatens to destroy the trust of customers."

If the history of multi-national fast food chains wasn't enough to prevent or shake someone's 'trust' in the first place, I doubt a little horse meat or cover-up is going to do the trick.
 
2013-01-31 08:09:02 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-31 08:09:21 PM  
Wilburgers?

networkawesome.com
 
2013-01-31 08:09:30 PM  
Well, THAT'S a horse of a different color...
 
2013-01-31 08:09:37 PM  

jaylectricity: Hmm...I wonder what that tastes like.


Just like chicken!
 
2013-01-31 08:10:23 PM  

tetsoushima: If eating a cow doesn't bother you, why would eating a horse bother you?  My only disappointment is that there isn't some other farm animal in there.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

/as long as it's advertised as what it is
 
2013-01-31 08:10:37 PM  
Your change, sir. *schhhplat*
 
2013-01-31 08:11:22 PM  
ewi1473.ewi.utwente.nl
 
2013-01-31 08:11:34 PM  
Oh noes, they found trace amounts of equine dna!
 
2013-01-31 08:11:38 PM  
images.sodahead.com
 
2013-01-31 08:11:45 PM  
Because, what, horses have souls?

It's horse meat, not E. Coli. There is nothing wrong with eating it and if you think there is I'd like to hear exactly what your reasoning is.

I mean, aside from the fact that you were told you were buying beef. That's an issue.
 
2013-01-31 08:11:50 PM  
I don't hear people complaining about this:

condiment.portablefolkband.com
 
2013-01-31 08:11:57 PM  

eraser8: Are horses less delicious than cows?


from what I've heard it's quite tasty
 
2013-01-31 08:13:18 PM  
Whatever, it's lean and probably was raised on less antibiotics.
 
2013-01-31 08:13:19 PM  
Think smaller, and more legs.
 
2013-01-31 08:13:21 PM  

What?


WHAT?


WHAT?!


Just kidding...who cares, they eat horse meat in all sorts of other countries.

 
2013-01-31 08:13:24 PM  
What are the negative side effects of eating horse?
I mean, we Americans eat lobster, which are essentially giant cockroaches of the seas.
 
2013-01-31 08:13:34 PM  
What a waste of perfectly good horsemeat and beef. I mean really. It's not as if horsemeat is poisonous. It is probably less poisonous than regular hormone and antiobiotic-laden beef. And having seen a few Whoppers in my time, I expect that horse meat can only improve them.

For all I care, they could put kangaroo in the burgers. (That's the next big thing--Australians are about to discover that they've been eating a combination of emu, roo, and lamb as "beef" for years--which probably explains why Australian life-expectancy is so much better than American, British or Canadian life expectancy.)

Isn't horse lean meat? You might be getting some performance-enhancing drugs from the horses that lose races, but then again you might not. There's probably more drugs in the horses that win races.

I insist on horsemeat in my fast food burgers!

And don't forget the emu, roo, lamb, moose, deer, and rabbits.

ESPECIALLY RABBITS.

Have you ever had rabbit? Tastes like duck.

Could be worse. Could be road kill. Which is what I suspect they have been adding to fast food burgers in North America, seeing as the horse meat goes into pet food.
 
2013-01-31 08:13:51 PM  
The fact that horse meat is so taboo boggles my mind.  I would personally not eat it, but I don't see what the big deal is.  I can understand the customers being upset since it wasn't advertised as such, but whatevs.
 
2013-01-31 08:14:12 PM  
Brits bridle at horse patties
 
2013-01-31 08:14:53 PM  

eraser8: Are horses less delicious than cows?

Not trolling...I'm seriously curious.

/voted against the California ban on selling horse meat for human consumption


Horse meat is delicious (horse steak, for example), but buffalo meat is my favorite for burgers. Much more rich and flavorful then common beef burgers.

Trying different meats is not for everyone, but I'd say the issue here isn't the meat they used, it's the fact that they tried to hide it.
 
2013-01-31 08:15:26 PM  
I'm not sure why it's not okay to eat horses, to be quite honest.
 
2013-01-31 08:15:31 PM  

WhyteRaven74: eraser8: Are horses less delicious than cows?

from what I've heard it's quite tasty


Frankly, I think we should be happy that we're still talking ungulates here....
 
2013-01-31 08:15:39 PM  
eraser8: Are horses less delicious than cows?

Not trolling...I'm seriously curious.

/voted against the California ban on selling horse meat for human consumption


The meat is redder and is supposed to make better hamburger than cow.
 
2013-01-31 08:15:47 PM  
Will I stop eating there?

Neigh
 
2013-01-31 08:16:26 PM  
My issue is it wouldn't be as regulated as cow. That and I really don't think it's right to claim a certain food is another. People, regardless of how illogical have the right to choose what they put in their maw.
 
2013-01-31 08:16:35 PM  
I don't get it. When the fish mislabelling scandal broke out, it seemed like nobody cared. So why is everyone going crazy over a horse/beef scandal? And at Burger King? Let's face it, if you're eating at Burger King you don't give the slightest shiat what you're putting in your body.

So what's the big deal, here?
 
2013-01-31 08:16:38 PM  
Two all-horse patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.
 
2013-01-31 08:16:43 PM  
I thought horse meat was more expensive than beef. Seems weird to cut beef with a higher costing meat.

/Wouldn't mind trying it though.
 
2013-01-31 08:16:58 PM  
Adding horse meat to their beef is the only way to make it taste not shiatty, apparently.
 
2013-01-31 08:17:20 PM  

eraser8: Are horses less delicious than cows?

Not trolling...I'm seriously curious.

/voted against the California ban on selling horse meat for human consumption


No, actually, they're not. They're also lower in fat, higher in protein, for some odd reason (despite the lower fat content) more tender than many cuts of beef and have a slight sweet, rich taste. I didn't realize I was eating horse meat when I was actually eating it, but when I was told later what it was (after I pronounced it yummy, of course) I reflected on the fact I'd just eaten part of Flicka and then just kind of shrugged.

If you don't tell me what I'm eating before I eat it and I like it, I'm not upset later when I find out what it was when it was alive. At least I haven't been upset by the source of the deliciousness yet. I'm sure there are limits (other people, my pets - things like that).
 
2013-01-31 08:17:30 PM  
A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!
 
2013-01-31 08:17:31 PM  
All right, now I want to try horse.
 
2013-01-31 08:18:27 PM  

Pin Fiften Clob: The fact that horse meat is so taboo boggles my mind.  I would personally not eat it, but I don't see what the big deal is.  I can understand the customers being upset since it wasn't advertised as such, but whatevs.


It's because people humanize horses. It's the same reason people (at least in the West) don't eat dogs... we are socialized to attach very human qualities to them. Probably a lot of it has to do with the strong horse racing culture. Japan, for example, has attached no such qualities to horse meat, and sells it regularly.
 
2013-01-31 08:20:07 PM  
On one hand I would like to try it, but this is coming from a slaughterhouse in Poland that is sleazy enough to purposely mislabel their product in order to defraud so who knows what kind of food safety practices they maintain there.

And besides, it's only small amounts so I wouldn't really get an idea what it tasted like.
 
2013-01-31 08:20:50 PM  
I still like burger king. A little horse meat, so what?
 
2013-01-31 08:21:18 PM  
Well, good-bye Burger King. The sh*tty decor that hasn't changed since the early 90's and the surly staff wrre dragging down your stock value, but this is sure to punt you right into insolvency. Say "hi" to Hostess and Sharper Image for us.
 
2013-01-31 08:22:03 PM  
horse meat or pink slime? you decide
 
2013-01-31 08:22:58 PM  
I just saw that they now have an avocado swiss Whopper. I don't care if it's platypus, I am trying that.
 
2013-01-31 08:23:30 PM  
This article made me so hungry, I could eat a horse!
 
2013-01-31 08:24:33 PM  
I've had burgers in England and I've been saying for years the meat didn't come from a cow.
 
2013-01-31 08:24:44 PM  

brantgoose: What a waste of perfectly good horsemeat and beef. I mean really. It's not as if horsemeat is poisonous. It is probably less poisonous than regular hormone and antiobiotic-laden beef. And having seen a few Whoppers in my time, I expect that horse meat can only improve them.


But no, it IS potentially poisonous.
As much as you complain about the antibiotics used in beef cows, the medications given to horses are NOT regulated with the intent that the animal will be used for human consumption.  They could well have been given medication not considered to be safe humans to consume indirectly.

It's "probably fine", but there's no regulation here and there is some risk.
 
2013-01-31 08:24:51 PM  

Real Women Drink Akvavit: eraser8: Are horses less delicious than cows?

Not trolling...I'm seriously curious.

/voted against the California ban on selling horse meat for human consumption

No, actually, they're not. They're also lower in fat, higher in protein, for some odd reason (despite the lower fat content) more tender than many cuts of beef and have a slight sweet, rich taste. I didn't realize I was eating horse meat when I was actually eating it, but when I was told later what it was (after I pronounced it yummy, of course) I reflected on the fact I'd just eaten part of Flicka and then just kind of shrugged.

If you don't tell me what I'm eating before I eat it and I like it, I'm not upset later when I find out what it was when it was alive. At least I haven't been upset by the source of the deliciousness yet. I'm sure there are limits (other people, my pets - things like that).



But you won't know that your limit is other people - until you try other people.
 
2013-01-31 08:25:03 PM  
JasonOfOrillia:

There's nothing wrong with horse meat.

I doubt there's anything wrong with human meat for that matter, but it's not usually considered a civilized delicacy like horse is in some countries.

Beef is geting more tasteless all the time, so I've pretty much switched to pork and lamb when it's within reach. And of course turky & chicken, and catfish -- I love strongly fishy catfish.

Goat and venison are great; goat you can sometimes find in the "ethnic" markets, and I wish I knew a hunter to buy venison from. Rabbit and frog taste like chicken to me and chicken's much cheaper.

I still haven't tried horse, camel, llama or ostrich, and I'd like to be able to find and afford buffalo steaks instead of the frozen ground stuff -- which could be polluted with cow meat.

So what's the problem? Thy should admit there are other meats in their burgers and charge more so the "foodies" will flock to it.

And I have never eaten human flesh. Not as far as I know anyway. Unless maybe it was mixed in with potted meat or Spam at the plant.
 
2013-01-31 08:25:44 PM  

brantgoose: For all I care, they could put kangaroo in the burgers


Wasn't there some scandal with McDonalds back the late 70s about using 'roo meat?
 
2013-01-31 08:26:07 PM  

Real Women Drink Akvavit: If you don't tell me what I'm eating before I eat it and I like it, I'm not upset later when I find out what it was when it was alive.


www.sleightsofmind.com
Would love to invite you for dinner.
 
2013-01-31 08:26:19 PM  
Looks like I can add Burger King to the list of restaurants that I'll never eat at ever again.
 
2013-01-31 08:26:22 PM  
Dragonflew: I just saw that they now have an avocado swiss Whopper. I don't care if it's platypus, I am trying that.

Think smaller with more legs
 
2013-01-31 08:26:53 PM  
Horses are beasts of burden, and pets..... Cows are neither.... its not hard to see this.

Same reason dogs are off limits, but deers are not...
 
2013-01-31 08:26:54 PM  

The One True TheDavid: JasonOfOrillia:

There's nothing wrong with horse meat.

I doubt there's anything wrong with human meat for that matter, but it's not usually considered a civilized delicacy like horse is in some countries.

Beef is geting more tasteless all the time, so I've pretty much switched to pork and lamb when it's within reach. And of course turky & chicken, and catfish -- I love strongly fishy catfish.

Goat and venison are great; goat you can sometimes find in the "ethnic" markets, and I wish I knew a hunter to buy venison from. Rabbit and frog taste like chicken to me and chicken's much cheaper.

I still haven't tried horse, camel, llama or ostrich, and I'd like to be able to find and afford buffalo steaks instead of the frozen ground stuff -- which could be polluted with cow meat.

So what's the problem? Thy should admit there are other meats in their burgers and charge more so the "foodies" will flock to it.

And I have never eaten human flesh. Not as far as I know anyway. Unless maybe it was mixed in with potted meat or Spam at the plant.

 
2013-01-31 08:27:18 PM  
One thing I do know: deer is delicious. Particularly in jerky form.
 
2013-01-31 08:27:45 PM  

Happy Hours: On one hand I would like to try it, but this is coming from a slaughterhouse in Poland that is sleazy enough to purposely mislabel their product in order to defraud so who knows what kind of food safety practices they maintain there.

And besides, it's only small amounts so I wouldn't really get an idea what it tasted like.


Next time you go to Mexico, order some up. They eat a lot of it there. I had it there as a steak type dish (best way I can describe it) and in Norway, it is eaten as a salami type thing (so it's most likely mixed with other meats). Apparently I'd been eating it every summer for years while growing up and never realized it until much later.
 
2013-01-31 08:27:58 PM  

blacksharpiemarker: buffalo meat is my favorite for burgers.


a good buffalo, well bison, burger is a thing of a beauty.

Martian_Astronomer: Frankly, I think we should be happy that we're still talking ungulates here....


Agreed
 
2013-01-31 08:28:36 PM  
blacksharpiemarker:

but buffalo meat is my favorite for burgers. Much more rich and flavorful then common beef burgers.

But it's so lean you have to cook it very slowly on very low heat or it shrivels up.
 
2013-01-31 08:29:12 PM  
While they promise 100% beef the burger was only found to contain 0.1% horse DNA... meh. Not going to change the flavour.
 
2013-01-31 08:30:19 PM  
Horse meat is delicious, if you are ever in France and see a restaurant with a gold horse head out front go in and try it.

/You can probably find horse meat in American Restaurants I've never looked.
 
2013-01-31 08:30:21 PM  

halB: Real Women Drink Akvavit: eraser8: Are horses less delicious than cows?

Not trolling...I'm seriously curious.

/voted against the California ban on selling horse meat for human consumption

No, actually, they're not. They're also lower in fat, higher in protein, for some odd reason (despite the lower fat content) more tender than many cuts of beef and have a slight sweet, rich taste. I didn't realize I was eating horse meat when I was actually eating it, but when I was told later what it was (after I pronounced it yummy, of course) I reflected on the fact I'd just eaten part of Flicka and then just kind of shrugged.

If you don't tell me what I'm eating before I eat it and I like it, I'm not upset later when I find out what it was when it was alive. At least I haven't been upset by the source of the deliciousness yet. I'm sure there are limits (other people, my pets - things like that).


But you won't know that your limit is other people - until you try other people.


I licked a friend's face once when we were being rowdy, weird drunks. Doesn't that count?

/he screamed like a girl and jumped 'cuz I caught him unawares!
//I laughed
 
2013-01-31 08:30:21 PM  

Pin Fiften Clob: The fact that horse meat is so taboo boggles my mind.  I would personally not eat it, but I don't see what the big deal is.  I can understand the customers being upset since it wasn't advertised as such, but whatevs.


RealAmericanHero: I'm not sure why it's not okay to eat horses, to be quite honest.


I'd say cultural history like most other diets.  For horses, I'd assume it comes from at least in Europe from a sense that they were much more valuable for war and work and transport than being slaughtered.  The economic benefit turns into a moral edict and as a legacy of that with the horse we get people who take it to the extreme like the Amish who in many cases who love their horses for work and transport more than the modern stuff.
 
2013-01-31 08:30:42 PM  
If we gave horses more guns, they'd be less likely to be eaten.
 
2013-01-31 08:30:43 PM  
Giddyup!

I thought Popeye stopped the horse trafficking back in the 70's

/I cant eat kangaroo meat.  Makes me jumpy.
 
2013-01-31 08:30:50 PM  
Burger King horse meat burgers.  STILL ALIVE
 
2013-01-31 08:30:58 PM  
Real Women Drink Akvavit:

I'm sure there are limits (other people, my pets - things like that).

I'll be happy to eat you and/or your pets when the apocalypse comes.
 
2013-01-31 08:31:05 PM  

The One True TheDavid: blacksharpiemarker:

but buffalo meat is my favorite for burgers. Much more rich and flavorful then common beef burgers.

But it's so lean you have to cook it very slowly on very low heat or it shrivels up.


Exactly. Not much fat in it. Horse is actually similar to bison, sweeter, more flavour, and less fat than beef.
 
2013-01-31 08:31:52 PM  

moefuggenbrew: One thing I do know: deer is delicious. Particularly in jerky form.


Oh, good GOD yes!  Deer is delicious.

I like 'em barbecued.
 
2013-01-31 08:32:20 PM  

Mentalpatient87: Real Women Drink Akvavit: If you don't tell me what I'm eating before I eat it and I like it, I'm not upset later when I find out what it was when it was alive.

[Hannibal Lector.jpg]
Would love to invite you for dinner.


But I don't like Chianti. :'-(
 
2013-01-31 08:32:46 PM  
The US exports a lot of horse meat. But we aren't allowed to buy it. Seems unfair.

Any farkers know how to get real mutton in the states? most places use goat and call it mutton.
 
2013-01-31 08:33:02 PM  
OH MY GOD!
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-31 08:34:04 PM  
This news mustanger their customers who ate these. They'll probably have to pony up a lot of money after the lawsuits.
 
2013-01-31 08:34:19 PM  

jaylectricity: Hmm...I wonder what that tastes like.


They came in a close second place to McDonalds,Wendys placed.
 
2013-01-31 08:34:36 PM  
The One True TheDavid: Real Women Drink Akvavit:

I'm sure there are limits (other people, my pets - things like that).

I'll be happy to eat you and/or your pets when the apocalypse comes.


mmmmmm Long pig
 
2013-01-31 08:34:48 PM  
I wonder how their desserts taste?
 
2013-01-31 08:36:20 PM  

BronyMedic: I wonder how their desserts taste?


That's another tale entirely
 
2013-01-31 08:36:30 PM  

olomana: Any farkers know how to get real mutton in the states? most places use goat and call it mutton.


Isn't mutton just lamb?

And, I love lamb chops.  They're available pretty much everywhere.  If I want goat, I have to go to a Caribbean restaurant.

Am I misunderstanding the term "mutton"?
 
2013-01-31 08:36:41 PM  
Meh, I have eaten raw horse meat in Japan (Basashi). It is damn tasty.
 
2013-01-31 08:37:00 PM  
Today I found $2 in the Wal-Mart parking lot and treated myself to a Rally burger. They actually fry the patties there instead of reheating them like McDonald's. It was actually tasty, perhaps because there might have been earthworm or rat mixed in.
 
2013-01-31 08:37:18 PM  

eraser8: /voted against the California ban on selling horse meat for human consumption


By the way, if you're a resident of California and ate at a Burger King in the UK, you've probably committed a felony that will net you two years in prison.

There's nothing in Prop. 6 about needing to know it was horse.
 
2013-01-31 08:37:30 PM  

RealAmericanHero: I'm not sure why it's not okay to eat horses, to be quite honest.


They're "work" animals. In the middle ages, lords of the land didn't want peasantry getting the idea that it was ok to eat the farming machinery.

See also: Mules, donkeys
 
2013-01-31 08:37:33 PM  
The problem isn't that it contains horsemeat. The problem is that they say they are selling beef. The fact is it contained some sorta meat besides beef. The fact remains the "beef" the are selling contains more than just beef. It includes pork, sheep and horse. Or at least they were at the grocery stores. That is fraud. And they lied about it.
 
2013-01-31 08:37:41 PM  

eraser8: Are horses less delicious than cows?
Not trolling...I'm seriously curious.
/voted against the California ban on selling horse meat for human consumption


I've eaten it (in France).  I thought it was delicious.  It's also really low-fat, and probably a lot healthier to eat than beef.
 
2013-01-31 08:38:08 PM  

EngineerBob: BronyMedic: I wonder how their desserts taste?

That's another tale entirely


Anyone for cupcakes?

flightofharmony.com
 
2013-01-31 08:38:31 PM  
Could of been worse and said it was road kill.
 
2013-01-31 08:39:18 PM  
I think we're missing some things.


i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-01-31 08:39:24 PM  
All in the Family was a little before my time, but I remember the reruns:

I'm not eating horse!
 
2013-01-31 08:40:15 PM  
Burger King is delicious. As is horse apparently.
 
2013-01-31 08:40:18 PM  

eraser8: Isn't mutton just lamb?


Mutton is older than a lamb and younger than a sheep. There are some other requirements I can't remember right now as it has been a long time since my European travels when it was explained to me.
 
2013-01-31 08:40:24 PM  

12349876: I'd say cultural history like most other diets. For horses, I'd assume it comes from at least in Europe from a sense that they were much more valuable for war and work and transport than being slaughtered. The economic benefit turns into a moral edict and as a legacy of that with the horse we get people who take it to the extreme like the Amish who in many cases who love their horses for work and transport more than the modern stuff.


Actually horse meat is regularly consumed in various parts of Europe and has been for ages. Horse is like pigeon, it's eaten in the places Americans come from, yet Americans have somehow decided not to eat it.
 
2013-01-31 08:40:25 PM  

BronyMedic: I wonder how their desserts taste?


I dunno, but I am shocked at the lack of ponies in this thread.
 
2013-01-31 08:40:27 PM  

eraser8: olomana: Any farkers know how to get real mutton in the states? most places use goat and call it mutton.

Isn't mutton just lamb?

And, I love lamb chops.  They're available pretty much everywhere.  If I want goat, I have to go to a Caribbean restaurant.

Am I misunderstanding the term "mutton"?


The USA has no distinction for age of a sheep, it's all lamb.  But in other areas, especially British origin, mutton is only adult sheep and lamb is only sheep less than a year old with an additional term hogget for juveniles more than a year old.
 
2013-01-31 08:40:54 PM  
The only problem I have with this is now I want a horse Whopper.
 
2013-01-31 08:41:42 PM  
Still better than Taco Bell "meat".
 
2013-01-31 08:42:00 PM  
Could swear I just read this story recently..... Like.... A day or two ago....
 
2013-01-31 08:42:04 PM  
I have a brother-in-law who had a severe allergic reaction to horses recently and couldn't explain it.  He lives in NYC and had no contact with horses.  If he ate BK right before the reaction, boy does he have a potential lawsuit.
 
2013-01-31 08:42:48 PM  

eraser8: olomana: Any farkers know how to get real mutton in the states? most places use goat and call it mutton.

Isn't mutton just lamb?

And, I love lamb chops.  They're available pretty much everywhere.  If I want goat, I have to go to a Caribbean restaurant.

Am I misunderstanding the term "mutton"?


"Mutton" is an older animal. "Lamb" is the same critter, just usually a young 'un. Kind of like the sheep version of veal (still older than most veal from what I understand, just not a fully mature sheep yet).

I've never seen mutton here in Cali, but I can get lamb easily. The grocery store about a mile from my house carries lamb imported from New Zealand.
 
2013-01-31 08:43:59 PM  

HellRaisingHoosier: What are the negative side effects of eating horse?
I mean, we Americans eat lobster, which are essentially giant cockroaches of the seas.


LMAO!!! They do look disgusting. I like fish, but other seafood just makes me wanna barf. The only kind I've tried was shrimp, which I later realized is pretty gross too. Lobster, crab, octopus, squid, whatever. I don't care how good someone tells me it tastes, I do not want to find out. Those things are all creepy, crawly, and just plain nasty.
 
2013-01-31 08:44:16 PM  

Real Women Drink Akvavit: I've never seen mutton here in Cali, but I can get lamb easily.


That's because there's no regulation in America.  Any sheep regardless of age or sex can be labeled lamb.
 
2013-01-31 08:44:51 PM  

SlothB77: I have a brother-in-law who had a severe allergic reaction to horses recently and couldn't explain it.  He lives in NYC and had no contact with horses.  If he ate BK right before the reaction, boy does he have a potential lawsuit.


NYC is in England now?
 
2013-01-31 08:45:14 PM  
So?
 
2013-01-31 08:45:27 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: There's nothing wrong with horse meat.


Yes, but if they're violating safety standards, that's probably not  safe horse meat, hence the concern.
 
2013-01-31 08:46:06 PM  
BK, Have it your neigh.
 
2013-01-31 08:46:12 PM  

A Shambling Mound: Because, what, horses have souls?

It's horse meat, not E. Coli. There is nothing wrong with eating it and if you think there is I'd like to hear exactly what your reasoning is.

I mean, aside from the fact that you were told you were buying beef. That's an issue.


This. Unless the meat was in some other way bad (like if it were diseased roadkill), the only issue here is false advertising.
 
2013-01-31 08:46:32 PM  

DeathLemur: brantgoose: For all I care, they could put kangaroo in the burgers

Wasn't there some scandal with McDonalds back the late 70s about using 'roo meat?



It was Burger King in the 70s, too, and it was the use of horse meat.
 
2013-01-31 08:46:46 PM  

fnordfocus: By the way, if you're a resident of California and ate at a Burger King in the UK, you've probably committed a felony that will net you two years in prison.


I was a resident when I voted on the proposition (obviously).  That was either 2000 or 1998.

Sadly, I don't currently live in California.  But, I visit as often as I can.
 
2013-01-31 08:47:23 PM  
Actually, I'm surprised that there was actual meat in the burger.  I've always thought it was cultured in a lab.
 
2013-01-31 08:48:02 PM  
Horsies are pretty. I can understand why people wouldn't want to eat them, even if it's a bit silly.

But WTF is that thing in the foreground of the picture? It's probably a soggy French fry but it looks like some kind of worm!
 
2013-01-31 08:48:09 PM  

Mr. Breeze: BK, Have it your neigh.


excellent
 
2013-01-31 08:48:28 PM  

brantgoose: Have you ever had rabbit? Tastes like duck.


Rabbit is delicious, I wish it were more widely sold. The problem is most people won't want to eat something so cute.
 
2013-01-31 08:49:30 PM  
ninjamonkey.us

/oblig
 
2013-01-31 08:50:05 PM  
Now we know what "meet" is made of.
 
2013-01-31 08:51:11 PM  

pyrotek85: Rabbit is delicious, I wish it were more widely sold. The problem is most people won't want to eat something so cute.


Find a local Asian market they will have rabbit, at least the ones around Atlanta do.
 
2013-01-31 08:52:47 PM  

HellRaisingHoosier: I mean, we Americans eat lobster, which are essentially giant cockroaches of the seas.


They used to be...until rich people decided they were a delicacy. Future: Horse meat as a delicacy.
 
2013-01-31 08:53:02 PM  
Yummy

encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com


Disgusting

encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
 
2013-01-31 08:53:08 PM  
More like "horseshiat."

I haven't enjoyed their fare for decades now.
 
2013-01-31 08:53:25 PM  
When I was in Austria (summer of 01 or 02, I don't remember exactly) one of the menu items at the local street vendor's place was a horse meat sausage. I was a big fan of the Käse Kreiner but the horse meat one was delicious.
Not as delicious as tacos made with lengua in place of normal American meat.
 
2013-01-31 08:53:54 PM  
I'd rather have horse meat than cow lips and assholes.
 
2013-01-31 08:54:27 PM  
What the hell do you expect from a dollar menu?
 
2013-01-31 08:54:48 PM  

Glendale: Now we know what "meet" is made of.


Please. Don't knock it. I enjoy their tasty Malk.

passmethemalkplease.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-31 08:57:18 PM  
I could understand a little revulsion if I were fond of (live) horses. I mean, if I had one or worked with them on a regular basis, accidentally eating horse meat might upset me the same as if I'd heard that I just accidentally ate cat or dog meat. But since that doesn't apply to me, the only problem I'd have with it is the fraud aspect. I'd want to know that I'm eating a cow/horse burger before I ordered it, not afterward.
 
2013-01-31 08:57:32 PM  
I guess the burger king, he is French?
 
2013-01-31 08:59:00 PM  
deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-31 09:00:26 PM  
No sir, I don't like it.
 
2013-01-31 09:00:41 PM  

Dragonflew: I just saw that they now have an avocado swiss Whopper. I don't care if it's platypus, I am trying that.


It's not nearly as good as the Angry Whopper. I'm not too keen on most fast food but I'll try anything spicy.
It's probably good that they stopped selling the Angry Whopper. My crohn's disease couldn't handle the grease or jalepenos much longer.
 
2013-01-31 09:00:49 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: There's nothing wrong with horse meat.


Is that straight from the horse's mouth?

//sorry if anyone in before me on this
/not reading through 3 pages of horse jokes
 
2013-01-31 09:01:05 PM  
12349876: I'd say cultural history like most other diets.  For horses, I'd assume it comes from at least in Europe from a sense that they were much more valuable for war and work and transport than being slaughtered.  The economic benefit turns into a moral edict and as a legacy of that with the horse we get people who take it to the extreme like the Amish who in many cases who love their horses for work and transport more than the modern stuff.

Maybe they should try eating car.
 
2013-01-31 09:01:12 PM  

burncheese: HellRaisingHoosier: What are the negative side effects of eating horse?
I mean, we Americans eat lobster, which are essentially giant cockroaches of the seas.

LMAO!!! They do look disgusting. I like fish, but other seafood just makes me wanna barf. The only kind I've tried was shrimp, which I later realized is pretty gross too. Lobster, crab, octopus, squid, whatever. I don't care how good someone tells me it tastes, I do not want to find out. Those things are all creepy, crawly, and just plain nasty.


Lobster used to be considered 'trash'. Prisoners would complain about all the lobster they had to eat in the Northeast...weird how cultural palates change...
 
2013-01-31 09:02:01 PM  

Ambitwistor: [deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com image 512x384]


More testicles means more iron!
 
2013-01-31 09:02:12 PM  

sleeps in trees: My issue is it wouldn't be as regulated as cow. That and I really don't think it's right to claim a certain food is another. People, regardless of how illogical have the right to choose what they put in their maw.


But less regulated than the shadily-sourced Eastern European beef it was mixed with?
 
2013-01-31 09:02:27 PM  

thspunkymunky: Dragonflew: I just saw that they now have an avocado swiss Whopper. I don't care if it's platypus, I am trying that.

It's not nearly as good as the Angry Whopper. I'm not too keen on most fast food but I'll try anything spicy.
It's probably good that they stopped selling the Angry Whopper. My crohn's disease couldn't handle the grease or jalepenos much longer.


Oh I forgot that one, the mildly upset whopper


tamest "hot" burger i'd ever had
 
2013-01-31 09:02:44 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: WhyteRaven74: eraser8: Are horses less delicious than cows?

from what I've heard it's quite tasty

Frankly, I think we should be happy that we're still talking ungulates here....


Indeed. My problem with this is not so much the horse meat as it makes me wonder what ELSE they are getting up to. The possibilities boggle the mind and nauseate the stomach.
 
2013-01-31 09:04:41 PM  

Oznog: TFA: "The fast food chain, which has more than 500 UK outlets, had earlier given a series of 'absolute assurances' that its products were not involved."

Sir, is Burger King adding horse meat to burgers?

"Nay!"


Thank you for being the first nay sayer, Oznog.
 
2013-01-31 09:05:18 PM  

loonatic112358: thspunkymunky: Dragonflew: I just saw that they now have an avocado swiss Whopper. I don't care if it's platypus, I am trying that.

It's not nearly as good as the Angry Whopper. I'm not too keen on most fast food but I'll try anything spicy.
It's probably good that they stopped selling the Angry Whopper. My crohn's disease couldn't handle the grease or jalepenos much longer.

Oh I forgot that one, the mildly upset whopper


tamest "hot" burger i'd ever had


The only thing angry was me, after eating that tepid piece of false advertising.
 
2013-01-31 09:06:39 PM  

eraser8: brantgoose: Your suspicions are correct:  our mascot is a demented serial killer.


blog.mlive.com

Nobody that sexy could possibly be evil.


www.fatwallet.com
 
2013-01-31 09:06:40 PM  
Admission or advertising? Might try BK again if they offer horse meat whoppers. European fast food chains get all the good stuff.

Dang it, all this talk of non-beef meats has me hankering for a good, juicy elk and bear burger. Great combo of meats for a patty, wish I could get one right about now.
 
2013-01-31 09:07:26 PM  
I guess its less *that* its a horse, and more of *which* horses, specifically.

Im bettin they're not Black Beauty.
 
2013-01-31 09:09:07 PM  
Those trying to frame this as a health issue are being intellectually dishonest. Mammalian herbivore meat is mammalian herbivore meat.

The horses likely ate better than the cattle, too.

Dishonesty is dishonesty. Burger King should be taken to task on that alone.

//doesn't eat meat
 
2013-01-31 09:10:46 PM  

tetsoushima: If eating a cow doesn't bother you, why would eating a horse bother you?  My only disappointment is that there isn't some other farm animal in there.


sdmomfia.com
 
2013-01-31 09:11:17 PM  

burncheese: Maybe they should try eating car.


img209.imageshack.us

Can't recommend the Jeep though...
 
2013-01-31 09:11:48 PM  
Was the meat tainted or otherwise dangerous to eat?  If not, tsktsk for their dishonesty, but I'm having trouble caring beyond that.
 
2013-01-31 09:11:52 PM  

BronyMedic: EngineerBob: BronyMedic: I wonder how their desserts taste?

That's another tale entirely

Anyone for cupcakes?

[flightofharmony.com image 850x725]



We're allowed to post gore on Fark.com now?
 
2013-01-31 09:11:52 PM  
nice, this was news 3 years ago, good job paying attention everyone! gold star!
 
2013-01-31 09:12:00 PM  

eraser8: Are horses less delicious than cows?

Not trolling...I'm seriously curious.

/voted against the California ban on selling horse meat for human consumption


They're very tasty actually. Spongier meat? Had it in Paris.
 
2013-01-31 09:13:15 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: There's nothing wrong with horse meat.


Probably not, but when you buy a burger expecting 100% beef.. that's what you should be getting, right?

Also, if had known that Burger King uses horse meat in their burgers, I wouldn't buy it.
 
2013-01-31 09:13:17 PM  
Needs a shoop...

felicitari.alege.net

/no skilz
 
2013-01-31 09:13:31 PM  

WhippingBoy: loonatic112358: thspunkymunky: Dragonflew: I just saw that they now have an avocado swiss Whopper. I don't care if it's platypus, I am trying that.

It's not nearly as good as the Angry Whopper. I'm not too keen on most fast food but I'll try anything spicy.
It's probably good that they stopped selling the Angry Whopper. My crohn's disease couldn't handle the grease or jalepenos much longer.

Oh I forgot that one, the mildly upset whopper


tamest "hot" burger i'd ever had

The only thing angry was me, after eating that tepid piece of false advertising.


For someone with GI issues that's about as much as I could handle without major problems.
It wasn't overly hot but the flavor was, for an easily found chain burger, pretty good. Especially with a side of sweet potato fries and the BK jalepeno BBQ sauce.
And far, far better than the flavorless turd that is the Hardees spicy Turkey burger.
 
2013-01-31 09:13:41 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Where is your Secretariat now?
 
2013-01-31 09:13:49 PM  
I have not knowingly had horse meat, but I bet it's pretty tasty. I enjoy the meat of most four legged animals with hooves.
 
2013-01-31 09:17:38 PM  
www-tc.pbs.org
 
2013-01-31 09:19:29 PM  
When they came for the cows, I said nothing...
 
2013-01-31 09:20:17 PM  
Seriously? Eating meat is now terrifying ?
 
2013-01-31 09:22:14 PM  
I'm just surprised the burgers had any kind of meat.
 
2013-01-31 09:22:20 PM  
Seriously though, I like Burger King even with a little horse. But have any of you tried the IHOP burgers lately? They are the smack the shiat out of your grandma of burgers. Good price too. This is the IHOP expert secret. Go to IHOP and get pancakes. French toast also works but costs more. Get one of their monster burgers to go and ask to take some syrup.
 
2013-01-31 09:22:56 PM  
Horse meat?

Bullshiat. We all know it is really human.
 
2013-01-31 09:23:28 PM  
i.chzbgr.com
IYou need to know your horse parts..
 
2013-01-31 09:23:32 PM  
I've only had horse once, in Japan. It was delicious.
 
2013-01-31 09:23:37 PM  

OnlyM3: Seriously? Eating meat is now terrifying ?


Depends whose meat it is.
 
2013-01-31 09:24:13 PM  

Amos Quito: When they came for the cows, I said nothing...


moo!
 
2013-01-31 09:24:18 PM  

WhippingBoy: The only thing angry was me, after eating that tepid piece of false advertising.


My favorite so far was one I had a couple of weeks ago, it was at the Taproom in San Marcos TX

The Hell Burger, two slices of jalapeno-jack cheese, covered in grilled onions, jalapenos & hot wing sauce.
 
2013-01-31 09:24:33 PM  

Cyberluddite: eraser8: Are horses less delicious than cows?
Not trolling...I'm seriously curious.
/voted against the California ban on selling horse meat for human consumption

I've eaten it (in France).  I thought it was delicious.  It's also really low-fat, and probably a lot healthier to eat than beef.


I've had horse steak many years ago in East Berlin.  It was lean, tasty and very tender.
 
2013-01-31 09:25:29 PM  
mightydamnfresh.com

/I am dissapoint
 
2013-01-31 09:25:37 PM  
Punctuation is everything.

images3.wikia.nocookie.net

I did? I had a pony?
 
2013-01-31 09:26:27 PM  
eraser8

/voted against the California ban on selling horse meat for human consumption
Good work. How dare people have the ability to choose.
 
2013-01-31 09:27:55 PM  

weltallica: BronyMedic: EngineerBob: BronyMedic: I wonder how their desserts taste?

That's another tale entirely

Anyone for cupcakes?

[flightofharmony.com image 850x725]


We're allowed to post gore on Fark.com now?


There's a difference in posting Encyclopedia Dramatica's Offended.jpg and posting a crayon picture of intestines.
 
2013-01-31 09:28:18 PM  
sleepeatgymrepeat.files.wordpress.com

Confused why people are upset...
 
2013-01-31 09:28:30 PM  
I'm sure horse meat is delicious. The issue I have here is that this particular horse meat was most likely never intended for human consumption and has bypassed the health and safety requirements which ensure the meat is not infected or infested with parasites. The fast food industry has had a long series of nasty revelations about their food procurement and preparation practices and they don't have much further to fall, since most of their products are about one step above Soylent Green.
 
2013-01-31 09:29:04 PM  
cant believe people.... sure horse meat is ok... WHEN YOU farkING ORDER HORSE MEAT.

If im paying for beef, it better be farking beef. If theres dog in it, horse in it, cat in it or anything like that, DUH you should have a problem with it DUH.

fark SAKES PPL stop eating your toothpaste.
 
2013-01-31 09:30:47 PM  
'Round here in Maryland, they used to sell the Steakhouse XT, which was essentially a nice, thick patty topped with cheese, french-fried crispy onions, and BBQ sauce, along with a bunch of other stuff I would tell them to hold because I really didn't care for it.  Yes, it wasn't good for me...but god damn, that was my crack.

They tried replacing it with something called a Chef's Choice Burger a couple of years ago after they stopped selling the XT.  That didn't last.  Nowadays, if I go there (which is a bit more often than I should), I just get one of their Double Stackers.  They usually do the trick.
 
2013-01-31 09:31:37 PM  

12349876: Pin Fiften Clob: The fact that horse meat is so taboo boggles my mind.  I would personally not eat it, but I don't see what the big deal is.  I can understand the customers being upset since it wasn't advertised as such, but whatevs.

RealAmericanHero: I'm not sure why it's not okay to eat horses, to be quite honest.

I'd say cultural history like most other diets.  For horses, I'd assume it comes from at least in Europe from a sense that they were much more valuable for war and work and transport than being slaughtered.  The economic benefit turns into a moral edict and as a legacy of that with the horse we get people who take it to the extreme like the Amish who in many cases who love their horses for work and transport more than the modern stuff.


When in actuality it is just cheaper to keep cows and than horses.

You want a solid no frills steak then just about any cow that isn't sick or scrawny will do you good. Horse needs to be fed a good diet just to make it acceptable or it will be even greasier than it already normally is. And finally cows don't care to run, horses love to run. Running is bad for meat.

All in all, I prefer cow over horse unless said horse was crippled from birth and raised on the finest grains and oats.
 
2013-01-31 09:31:41 PM  

DeathBySmiley: [sleepeatgymrepeat.files.wordpress.com image 584x438]

Confused why people are upset...


Damn. Zod went metrosexual. I guess he really wants you to KNEEL BEFORE HIM now.
 
2013-01-31 09:32:10 PM  

Pin Fiften Clob: The fact that horse meat is so taboo boggles my mind.  I would personally not eat it, but I don't see what the big deal is.  I can understand the customers being upset since it wasn't advertised as such, but whatevs.


but you have a problem with people eating dogs or cats when the same exact argument can be applied.
 
2013-01-31 09:33:21 PM  
static.tumblr.com
"The French love it!"

/Fine - the French love it. American kids do not eat Mr. Ed.
//obscure?
 
2013-01-31 09:33:52 PM  
I don't care about the horsemeat.  I have been able to eat there in years anyways, the food is so disgusting (as well as Wendy's & McDonalds in my opinion)
 
2013-01-31 09:33:54 PM  
thumbs.anyclip.com
: What about our horses? We rode in here on three good animals.
: What do you think you been eatin' the last six months.

: Damn him! I didn't think I was eatin' my own horse! He's lying. That slop he fed us wasn't our horses. He stole 'em and sold 'em, that's what he done!
: Shut up!

: When we get to Lago, you can have the mayor's horse, fried or barbecued.
 
2013-01-31 09:35:57 PM  
Home of the Clip-Clopper®
 
2013-01-31 09:36:18 PM  

SlothB77: I have a brother-in-law who had a severe allergic reaction to horses recently and couldn't explain it.  He lives in NYC and had no contact with horses.  If he ate BK right before the reaction, boy does he have a potential lawsuit.


Why? Has he eaten horse meat before? dander, hair and other airborne allergens are not the same as meat consumption into the human digestive system.
 
2013-01-31 09:36:53 PM  

SuperNinjaToad: Pin Fiften Clob: The fact that horse meat is so taboo boggles my mind.  I would personally not eat it, but I don't see what the big deal is.  I can understand the customers being upset since it wasn't advertised as such, but whatevs.

but you have a problem with people eating dogs or cats when the same exact argument can be applied.


Er.. did he indicate that somewhere, or are you just guessing?
 
2013-01-31 09:37:48 PM  
So, when they said that it was all beef, they were just telling a whopper?
 
2013-01-31 09:38:27 PM  
Horse meat is probably the cleanest meat you could possibly eat.  If I had known that is what BK is using in their burgers, I'd be eating fastfood there.
 
2013-01-31 09:39:04 PM  
Now I know why eating there always gave me the trots.
 
2013-01-31 09:41:34 PM  
Did anyone else notice the phrase "It is known" snuck into an article about eating horsemeat?  Well-played, author who is obviously a fan of Game of Thrones!!!
 
2013-01-31 09:41:43 PM  

rhondajeremy: I don't care about the horsemeat.  I have been able to eat there in years anyways, the food is so disgusting (as well as Wendy's & McDonalds in my opinion)


McDonald's has been junk for quite a while.  The last burger I had from them was loaded up with so much toppings and a weird-looking, mustard-like sauce.  All this, to hide the fact that their beef obviously comes from whatever they can scrape off of the bottom of the barrel after the rest of the food industry has picked out their selections.  Chicken nuggets and breakfast is still decent, though...for now.

Wendy's was decent up until about a year or two ago, when they decided to go full derp on the grease and butter.  I'm completely convinced that they keep their buns soaking in a hot butter bath - it's rare that I eat there because of that.
 
2013-01-31 09:41:56 PM  

rufusthegoat: Now I know why eating there always gave me the trots.


*rimshot.mp3*
 
2013-01-31 09:42:48 PM  

thelonearranger: Did anyone else notice the phrase "It is known" snuck into an article about eating horsemeat?  Well-played, author who is obviously a fan of Game of Thrones!!!


Real fans don't call it Game of Thrones.

They call it A Song of Ice and Fire.
 
2013-01-31 09:43:27 PM  

Clutch2013: rhondajeremy: I don't care about the horsemeat.  I have been able to eat there in years anyways, the food is so disgusting (as well as Wendy's & McDonalds in my opinion)

McDonald's has been junk for quite a while.  The last burger I had from them was loaded up with so much many toppings and a weird-looking, mustard-like sauce.  All this, to hide the fact that their beef obviously comes from whatever they can scrape off of the bottom of the barrel after the rest of the food industry has picked out their selections.  Chicken nuggets and breakfast is still decent, though...for now.

Wendy's was decent up until about a year or two ago, when they decided to go full derp on the grease and butter.  I'm completely convinced that they keep their buns soaking in a hot butter bath - it's rare that I eat there because of that.


FTFM

I no typ gud.
 
2013-01-31 09:44:37 PM  
 I slaughtered this horse last Tuesday. I think it's startin' to turn.
i.ytimg.com
 
2013-01-31 09:44:53 PM  
I'm just curious how the butcher confused Cows and Horses.
Don't they have to do some kind of certification to learn that?
 
2013-01-31 09:45:35 PM  
Not that I am supporting BK, but meat is meat.  If it isn't human, we probably can eat it.

Heck, we could probably eat human, but they're too costly to raise.
 
2013-01-31 09:47:00 PM  
"Why do you care? Do you eat at Burger King?"
"Nay."
 
2013-01-31 09:47:58 PM  

The One True TheDavid: I still haven't tried horse, camel, llama or ostrich


24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-31 09:48:21 PM  
Im going to go to BK tomarrow , order a Whopper and make horse whinny noise the whole time Im eating it.
 
2013-01-31 09:48:58 PM  
They just neigheeeeeeed to list it on the menu.
 
2013-01-31 09:49:13 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com

For that double baked in horsey goodness.
 
2013-01-31 09:50:18 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-31 09:50:22 PM  

brantgoose: For all I care, they could put kangaroo in the burgers.


I had a few delicious kangaroo burgers in Australia... They were served with this Goan green chilli curry on them. Surprisingly good, and not all that spicy.
 
2013-01-31 09:51:09 PM  

spunkymunky: When I was in Austria (summer of 01 or 02, I don't remember exactly) one of the menu items at the local street vendor's place was a horse meat sausage. I was a big fan of the Käse Kreiner but the horse meat one was delicious.
Not as delicious as tacos made with lengua in place of normal American meat.


If you liked lengua try cabeza. Cheek meat.
 
2013-01-31 09:51:43 PM  
A better headline would have been, "Burger King admits their burgers contain real meat."
 
2013-01-31 09:52:19 PM  
Let me guess: Even the horse meat is fake?
 
2013-01-31 09:52:29 PM  
As a pinko vegetarian, I can't help but feel a little superior. Sorry. You're eating horses and God knows what else. Enjoy it. My lettuce might be covered in God knows what to keep it fresh, but at least I know it's lettuce.
 
2013-01-31 09:53:20 PM  

Ummm, I think some Jews and Muslims may have a problem with this one.

Aldi said a sample of its frozen Oakhurst Beefburgers showed up positive for 0.1per cent horse DNA, while its Oakhurst Beef Quarter Pounders were 0.1per cent equine and 0.1per cent pork.
 
2013-01-31 09:54:25 PM  
Wendy's jumped the porpoise when they abandoned foil wrappers for paper.

/excuse me while i go cry in the corner
 
2013-01-31 09:54:52 PM  

Ace25: Ummm, I think some Jews and Muslims may have a problem with this one.

Aldi said a sample of its frozen Oakhurst Beefburgers showed up positive for 0.1per cent horse DNA, while its Oakhurst Beef Quarter Pounders were 0.1per cent equine and 0.1per cent pork.


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-31 09:55:06 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-01-31 09:55:19 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: There's nothing wrong with horse meat.


It is against our culture to consume horse meat. There's nothing wrong with human meat either, but we have a cultural taboo on consuming it.
 
2013-01-31 09:55:50 PM  
Absolutely horrifying! All this time I thought  hamburgers consisted of 100% ham.
 
2013-01-31 09:56:00 PM  
esfewf
 
2013-01-31 09:57:18 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-01-31 09:57:30 PM  
Regulatory agencies first became suspicious when they noticed that Tesco packages of "beef burgers" advertised "8% more beef".
 
2013-01-31 09:57:41 PM  
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2013-01-31 09:59:58 PM  
Meh.

Horse tastes good.

/Venison for dinner tonight.
 
2013-01-31 10:00:25 PM  

Supes: Pin Fiften Clob: The fact that horse meat is so taboo boggles my mind.  I would personally not eat it, but I don't see what the big deal is.  I can understand the customers being upset since it wasn't advertised as such, but whatevs.

It's because people humanize horses. It's the same reason people (at least in the West) don't eat dogs... we are socialized to attach very human qualities to them. Probably a lot of it has to do with the strong horse racing culture. Japan, for example, has attached no such qualities to horse meat, and sells it regularly.


Yeahbut horses are stupid animals who care nothing for their owners
 
2013-01-31 10:00:59 PM  

Confabulat: Wow, it's one thing when someone finds a rat head in the nuggets, but this? WTF?


I got a fish eye in a school fishwich when I was in elementary school. I took a bite and something
went 'pop' in my mouth. There was still enough of it in the sandwich for me to tell what it was.

Ugh. It was years before I could eat a fish sandwich again.
 
2013-01-31 10:01:17 PM  

DeathBySmiley: thelonearranger: Did anyone else notice the phrase "It is known" snuck into an article about eating horsemeat?  Well-played, author who is obviously a fan of Game of Thrones!!!

Real fans don't call it Game of Thrones.

They call it A Song of Ice and Fire.


Real fans don't post about it on the internet. They LARP it
 
2013-01-31 10:04:53 PM  

BronyMedic: Glendale: Now we know what "meet" is made of.

Please. Don't knock it. I enjoy their tasty Malk.

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I don't get it. Everyone loves rats, but they don't want to drink the rats' milk?
 
2013-01-31 10:05:21 PM  

muck4doo: Amos Quito: When they came for the cows, I said nothing...

moo!


I wasn't sure you actually got the better reference, then I decided you did.

Cheers.

//Nothing
//Farkied appropriately
//What is this rumour of threes?
 
2013-01-31 10:05:23 PM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: Brits bridle at horse patties


Rein in the puns, please.
 
2013-01-31 10:05:31 PM  

The One True TheDavid: JasonOfOrillia:

There's nothing wrong with horse meat.

I doubt there's anything wrong with human meat for that matter, but it's not usually considered a civilized delicacy like horse is in some countries.

Beef is geting more tasteless all the time, so I've pretty much switched to pork and lamb when it's within reach. And of course turky & chicken, and catfish -- I love strongly fishy catfish.

Goat and venison are great; goat you can sometimes find in the "ethnic" markets, and I wish I knew a hunter to buy venison from. Rabbit and frog taste like chicken to me and chicken's much cheaper.

I still haven't tried horse, camel, llama or ostrich, and I'd like to be able to find and afford buffalo steaks instead of the frozen ground stuff -- which could be polluted with cow meat.

So what's the problem? Thy should admit there are other meats in their burgers and charge more so the "foodies" will flock to it.

And I have never eaten human flesh. Not as far as I know anyway. Unless maybe it was mixed in with potted meat or Spam at the plant.


If I remember correctly, there are actually a few problems from eating human that don't arise typically when eating another species.

First, any diseases one human would have are obviously transferable to the person eating it. With diseased other animal meat, there is a chance that the disease, discounting toxic effects to the meat, will not be able to survive in a human host.

The other major thing was prion disease, which apart from certain cases affects only those of the same species, which means that the more of your species you consumed, the more prions you would build up, and at a faster rate than normal, significantly shortening effective lifespan.

I'm on a phone so I'm ineffective at linking research, but I'm pretty sure I read those things from reputable sources before. I could be wrong, so any actual experts feel free to correct.
 
2013-01-31 10:08:33 PM  
Do they use Shetland Ponies to make Whopper Juniors?
/if I eat one, will it give me the Shets later?
 
2013-01-31 10:09:39 PM  

twistofsin: spunkymunky: When I was in Austria (summer of 01 or 02, I don't remember exactly) one of the menu items at the local street vendor's place was a horse meat sausage. I was a big fan of the Käse Kreiner but the horse meat one was delicious.
Not as delicious as tacos made with lengua in place of normal American meat.

If you liked lengua try cabeza. Cheek meat.


Liked? I make sweet, sweet taste bud love to tacos made with lengua.
I've heard the taco truck down by the poultry plant has tacos with cabeza and authentic menuedo (not the Ricky Martin group)
 
2013-01-31 10:10:01 PM  

brantgoose: What a waste of perfectly good horsemeat and beef. I mean really. It's not as if horsemeat is poisonous. It is probably less poisonous than regular hormone and antiobiotic-laden beef. And having seen a few Whoppers in my time, I expect that horse meat can only improve them.

For all I care, they could put kangaroo in the burgers. (That's the next big thing--Australians are about to discover that they've been eating a combination of emu, roo, and lamb as "beef" for years--which probably explains why Australian life-expectancy is so much better than American, British or Canadian life expectancy.)

Isn't horse lean meat? You might be getting some performance-enhancing drugs from the horses that lose races, but then again you might not. There's probably more drugs in the horses that win races.

I insist on horsemeat in my fast food burgers!

And don't forget the emu, roo, lamb, moose, deer, and rabbits.

ESPECIALLY RABBITS.

Have you ever had rabbit? Tastes like duck.

Could be worse. Could be road kill. Which is what I suspect they have been adding to fast food burgers in North America, seeing as the horse meat goes into pet food.


Remember when Hardee's got in trouble in the US for having Kangaroo meat in it's burgers? It didn't really bother me that much (I have a couple of friends in Western Australia that love their curried Roo), but it freaked a lot of other people out. Not long after that Hardee's started slowly disappearing. It's more the fact that something they advertised as 100% beef ISN'T that gets people riled up. I mean, what's in your special sauce? Pureed nuns and orphans?
 
2013-01-31 10:10:55 PM  

12349876: Real Women Drink Akvavit: I've never seen mutton here in Cali, but I can get lamb easily.

That's because there's no regulation in America.  Any sheep regardless of age or sex can be labeled lamb.


I did not know that, and I'm a chef! Wow. You really do learn something new every day on Fark. At least I do.
 
2013-01-31 10:17:46 PM  

fusillade762: The One True TheDavid: I still haven't tried horse, camel, llama or ostrich

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That was a great bit.  I think Cheryl is my new favorite character.  Where they were having a Fancy Upscale Dinner oooOooOoooo, and she was massively overacting   I couldn't stop laughing.  And where she was talking about the Hospital Origami.. something about bokk bokk therapy birds!  And got slapped by Pam.  So funny.
 
2013-01-31 10:18:16 PM  

WhippingBoy: The only problem I have with this is now I want a horse Whopper.


I'm glad I'm not the only one
 
2013-01-31 10:22:39 PM  
Brony King
 
2013-01-31 10:25:09 PM  
F*ck...BronyMedic already posted.
 
2013-01-31 10:26:00 PM  
When we kill off all the steroid-pumped cows, we'll have to eat SOMETHING
 
2013-01-31 10:32:54 PM  
I love horses, but we have too many of them.  People have herds of them around here, for no reason at all.  Send them to the knacker.

digitalrain: I got a fish eye in a school fishwich when I was in elementary school. I took a bite and something
went 'pop' in my mouth. There was still enough of it in the sandwich for me to tell what it was.
Ugh. It was years before I could eat a fish sandwich again.


I wouldn't eat bologna anymore  after I had a dream that I was eating a bologna sandwich, felt it crunching, and when I opened it up, there were beetles in it.  Baked into the bologna.  I was just a little kid and I couldn't forget it for years.

/ Or ever, I guess, since I just mentioned it.
 
2013-01-31 10:34:57 PM  

DB: An urban legend is born.




Tonight Burger King abandoned its earlier denials, saying: 'Four samples recently taken from the Silvercrest plant have shown the presence of very small trace levels of equine DNA.

You were saying?
 
2013-01-31 10:36:16 PM  

saturn badger: DB: An urban legend is born.

Tonight Burger King abandoned its earlier denials, saying: 'Four samples recently taken from the Silvercrest plant have shown the presence of very small trace levels of equine DNA.

You were saying?


You shouldn't get the epidural. It just slows down labor and makes it last longer.
 
2013-01-31 10:36:38 PM  

Supes: Pin Fiften Clob: The fact that horse meat is so taboo boggles my mind.  I would personally not eat it, but I don't see what the big deal is.  I can understand the customers being upset since it wasn't advertised as such, but whatevs.

It's because people humanize horses. It's the same reason people (at least in the West) don't eat dogs... we are socialized to attach very human qualities to them. Probably a lot of it has to do with the strong horse racing culture. Japan, for example, has attached no such qualities to horse meat, and sells it regularly.


In the US most people love cats, dogs, and horses almost as much as they love their children. 90% of Americans probably wouldn't eat their children or pets. I'm sure there are some people out there that love cows and pigs and chickens that much too, but we ignore them because they are silly.
 
2013-01-31 10:40:40 PM  
Now the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying to them, "Speak to the children of Israel, saying, 'These are the animals which you may eat among all the animals that are on the earth: Among the animals, whatever divides the hoof, having cloven hooves and chewing the cud; that you may eat. Nevertheless these you shall not eat among those that chew the cud or those that have cloven hooves: the camel, because it chews the cud but does not have cloven hooves, is unclean to you; the rock hyrax, because it chews the cud but does not have cloven hooves, is unclean to you; the hare, because it chews the cud but does not have cloven hooves, is unclean to you; and the swine, though it divides the hoof, having cloven hooves, yet does not chew the cud, is unclean to you. Their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall not touch. They are unclean to you.'"
 
2013-01-31 10:41:42 PM  

Apos: "In news sure to nauseate all day
A fast food titan lost its way
Though quite brief, it was coarse-
They were actually serving horse-
'Have It your way'? BK, I say neigh!"


Came for this, leaving satisfied
 
2013-01-31 10:43:14 PM  
Beyond the false advertising issue, is eating horse meat really a big deal?
 
2013-01-31 10:46:30 PM  

The One True TheDavid: JasonOfOrillia:

There's nothing wrong with horse meat.

I doubt there's anything wrong with human meat for that matter, but it's not usually considered a civilized delicacy like horse is in some countries.

Beef is geting more tasteless all the time, so I've pretty much switched to pork and lamb when it's within reach. And of course turky & chicken, and catfish -- I love strongly fishy catfish.

Goat and venison are great; goat you can sometimes find in the "ethnic" markets, and I wish I knew a hunter to buy venison from. Rabbit and frog taste like chicken to me and chicken's much cheaper.

I still haven't tried horse, camel, llama or ostrich, and I'd like to be able to find and afford buffalo steaks instead of the frozen ground stuff -- which could be polluted with cow meat.

So what's the problem? Thy should admit there are other meats in their burgers and charge more so the "foodies" will flock to it.

And I have never eaten human flesh. Not as far as I know anyway. Unless maybe it was mixed in with potted meat or Spam at the plant.


Good to know. Apparently cannibals refer to humans as Long Pig because we taste like pork. Mmmmm  bacon. LOL
 
2013-01-31 10:46:45 PM  
I ordered a burger in Belgium once at some pub type place.  Big mistake.
My dad spent some time in England and used to like to eat out.  He liked the pub lunches and stuff.  He was like foodie-lite.  Anyway, his theory was that the beef in England is made from old cows.  Like the beef we eat is only two years old, and in England they're making beef from 17 year old milk cows so it tastes a bit different.
 
2013-01-31 10:50:16 PM  
Horse or no horse, booger king is nasty.
 
2013-01-31 10:50:55 PM  
What's wrong with eating horses?

Admittedly, you should disclose that.  So I guess this is the Nixon/Benghazi the covering up is worse than the crime.

/can't wait to go to Korea to try dog
//I hope they marinate it just like their beef
 
2013-01-31 10:52:02 PM  

Ebenator: Beyond the false advertising issue, is eating horse meat really a big deal?


It is to the horse.
 
2013-01-31 10:54:49 PM  
Doesn't bother me. I assume I'm eating all sorts of disgusting parts when I eat cheap food.
 
2013-01-31 10:59:35 PM  
... as long as it's got not too much rat in it....
 
2013-01-31 11:02:38 PM  
I have no problem with this. In fact I wish they would offer a horse meat burger option.
 
2013-01-31 11:06:09 PM  
When did horses become a sacred animal in Western culture?  The only problem I have with BK serving horse meat is that they didn't tell their customers.  If you eat horse meat, fine, whatever, good for you.  If you choose not to eat horse meat (or other meat for similar reasons) because they are like pets or whatever, then you should be told.  Otherwise, what is the big farking deal?
 
2013-01-31 11:07:05 PM  

tetsoushima: If eating a cow doesn't bother you, why would eating a horse bother you?  My only disappointment is that there isn't some other farm animal in there.


I don't know how I feel about it, but my knee jerk reaction is that a horse is specifically bred to be a companion animal. It's the same reason, to a lesser extent, that we don't eat dogs.
 
2013-01-31 11:07:15 PM  

beta_plus: What's wrong with eating horses?

Admittedly, you should disclose that.  So I guess this is the Nixon/Benghazi the covering up is worse than the crime.

/can't wait to go to Korea to try dog
//I hope they marinate it just like their beef


Anytime you eat surprise meat there is a problem. How was that animal killed? Was it euthanized with lethal drugs you are now going to eat? Did it die of some disease that is now riddled throughout the meat? And for Christ's sake, when they can't even manage to keep the meat in a burger to the one advertised species, what else managed to slip in there when they weren't looking? Horsemeat is a HUGE problem.
 
2013-01-31 11:08:16 PM  
To hell with all these NAAAAAAYYYY sayers!
 
2013-01-31 11:08:23 PM  
For all those saying "horse meat is yummy", etc, fine. Sure it is. You're a culinary adventurer, not like those other proles. But do you think they were using the prime cuts here? More like horse lips and assholes from old glue nags packed into a solid frozen 500 lb block of Poland's finest mystery meat.
 
2013-01-31 11:09:35 PM  

eraser8: Are horses less delicious than cows?

Not trolling...I'm seriously curious.

/voted against the California ban on selling horse meat for human consumption


It's my understanding that it's tougher and must be slow cooked.
 
2013-01-31 11:12:55 PM  

Omis: Horse meat is probably the cleanest meat you could possibly eat.  If I had known that is what BK is using in their burgers, I'd be eating fastfood there.


Define cleanest.  I'm curious as to what you mean.  Right now it's so unregulated in the U.S., I'd be wary of what exactly I was getting.  Then again, I'll buy beef jerky and gulf shrimp off the side of the road NO PROBLEM!
 
2013-01-31 11:17:15 PM  
This wouldn't even be an issue if it weren't for Camilla feeling threatened...
 
2013-01-31 11:19:18 PM  
A horse! A horse! My Burger Kingdom for a horse!

/I got nothing and I haven't read the whole thread yet
 
2013-01-31 11:19:26 PM  
Soon to be found on the $0.09 Extra Value Menu....

www.buysoylentgreen.com


.
 
2013-01-31 11:21:50 PM  
i36.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-31 11:22:54 PM  
I don't get it.  horse meat, absent chemical contamination of some sort, isn't bad for you.  protein is protein.  now if they marketed horse meat as something else, THEN they've got a problem.  but if they just said 'hey, some of the burgers might taste like horse' then meh.  no biggie.
 
2013-01-31 11:23:39 PM  
Why is it okay to eat cows but not horses?
 
2013-01-31 11:24:30 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-31 11:25:37 PM  
cdn2.mamapop.com

Can't believe this hasn't been posted yet.
Too vague?
 
2013-01-31 11:27:24 PM  

JesusJuice: Why is it okay to eat cows but not horses?


Cows are livestock
 
2013-01-31 11:27:40 PM  
I would honestly think that horse meat would be a step up from what most fast food places normally serve as meat
 
2013-01-31 11:28:10 PM  

take_flight: What?
WHAT?
WHAT?!


i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-31 11:34:08 PM  
Why we shouldn't eat humans: Kuru (the cannibal disease)

www.falloutwiki.com
 
2013-01-31 11:34:55 PM  

Rich Cream: Now the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying to them, "Speak to the children of Israel, saying, 'These are the animals which you may eat among all the animals that are on the earth: Among the animals, whatever divides the hoof, having cloven hooves and chewing the cud; that you may eat. Nevertheless these you shall not eat among those that chew the cud or those that have cloven hooves: the camel, because it chews the cud but does not have cloven hooves, is unclean to you; the rock hyrax, because it chews the cud but does not have cloven hooves, is unclean to you; the hare, because it chews the cud but does not have cloven hooves, is unclean to you; and the swine, though it divides the hoof, having cloven hooves, yet does not chew the cud, is unclean to you. Their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall not touch. They are unclean to you.'"



I've been known to chew a little cud - CAMEL TOE, if you know what I mean...

Am I clean or unclean?


/I'll be here all week
//Tip your waitress
///Try the rock hyrax
 
2013-01-31 11:35:19 PM  
yawn
 
2013-01-31 11:35:45 PM  

WordyGrrl: Why we shouldn't eat humans: Kuru (the cannibal disease)

[www.falloutwiki.com image 190x190]



Zombies don't KNOW it's not bacon!
 
2013-01-31 11:41:52 PM  
It is the UK dealing with this so eh...
 
2013-01-31 11:41:53 PM  
If you think about it, there was probably even more strange things in meat products in years gone by. Not years where you went to a butcher or people lived off of farms, but more in the industrial days.

Also, I'm guessing this horse meat was from horses who weren't killed for the purpose of eating, because otherwise, wouldn't it have been more expensive than beef? That is to say, these were horses who perhaps died or natural causes or were race horses that were put down, and they figured they'd use them as filler? Because I would imagine that horses raised to be eaten would be more expensive than beef, but I'm no expert. I'm a vegetarian!
 
2013-01-31 11:47:59 PM  
Burger King gives me the shiats.

/Whopper indeed
 
2013-01-31 11:49:51 PM  

Soulcatcher: Supes: Pin Fiften Clob: The fact that horse meat is so taboo boggles my mind.  I would personally not eat it, but I don't see what the big deal is.  I can understand the customers being upset since it wasn't advertised as such, but whatevs.

It's because people humanize horses. It's the same reason people (at least in the West) don't eat dogs... we are socialized to attach very human qualities to them. Probably a lot of it has to do with the strong horse racing culture. Japan, for example, has attached no such qualities to horse meat, and sells it regularly.

In the US most people love cats, dogs, and horses almost as much as they love their children. 90% of Americans probably wouldn't eat their children or pets. I'm sure there are some people out there that love cows and pigs and chickens that much too, but we ignore them because they are silly.


A pig is smarter than your cat dog and horse combined. If you are gonna get outraged that we ear any animal its pigs.
 
2013-01-31 11:51:53 PM  

The One True TheDavid: I still haven't tried horse, camel, llama or ostrich, and I'd like to be able to find and afford buffalo steaks instead of the frozen ground stuff -- which could be polluted with cow meat.


Dude...Critchfield Meats actually carries bison (and bison steaks, at that) from a bison ranch nearish to Goshen :3  (No, you won't find bison steak at Kroger or even at Whole Paycheck, but find a decent meat market and you can usually get bison steak.  And some other damn good exotic meats, too.  Even venison now and again if you're lucky :D)

That said, don't ever expect to find horsemeat in our neck of the woods.  I'm actually kind of surprised Burger King isn't being run out of the state by torch and pitchfork right now, even though the Belmont Burgers apparently were just served in the UK...hell, I've only ever seen dog food containing horsemeat but once in that state, and that was at a long-since-out-of-business IGA :D

/Critchfield's is to Lexington, basically, as Kingsley's is to Louisville...which is to say, Carnivore Heaven
//find a good meat market and you'll never regret it
 
2013-01-31 11:52:37 PM  

Weaver95: I don't get it.  horse meat, absent chemical contamination of some sort, isn't bad for you.  protein is protein.  now if they marketed horse meat as something else, THEN they've got a problem.  but if they just said 'hey, some of the burgers might taste like horse' then meh.  no biggie.


I think it has to do with each animal's domesticated "purpose". Bovine are bred for consumption, Equine are not.

Dogs and cats are, essentially, just another source of protein, yet humans form emotional attachments to them, so consuming them is verboten in most parts of the world.

/Burger King meat has more salt than protein from any source.
 
2013-01-31 11:53:29 PM  
old news is so awesome.
 
2013-01-31 11:55:25 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-31 11:56:46 PM  

Pin Fiften Clob: The fact that horse meat is so taboo boggles my mind.  I would personally not eat it, but I don't see what the big deal is.  I can understand the customers being upset since it wasn't advertised as such, but whatevs.


Same here. ( I would draw the line at dogs & cats,however)

/ it would be like eating a friend
 
2013-01-31 11:58:33 PM  

jaylectricity: Hmm...I wonder what that tastes like.


I've lived abroad and have eaten some pretty unusual food. Horse? Well, come over for dinner Friday evening. I'll just go next door and...
 
2013-02-01 12:03:58 AM  

olomana: The US exports a lot of horse meat. But we aren't allowed to buy it. Seems unfair.

Any farkers know how to get real mutton in the states? most places use goat and call it mutton.


As far as getting mutton--well, I find it relatively easy, but then again I'm pretty much on the northeastern fringe of where proper Owensboro-style barbecue is served (which has mutton as its primary meat).

If you're into mutton barbecue, can't really go all that wrong with Moonlite Bar-B-Q (based out of Owensboro) and yes, Virginia, you can order over the Internet and they ship overnight.

Otherwise...again, I'd suggest finding a good meat market, which can get proper mutton for you (hell, this is what my folks did back when I was a kid and we'd have mutton and venison barbecue--grandparents would have a deer butchered and have some of it made into "venison mutton" and get some mutton barbecue along with it).
 
2013-02-01 12:06:15 AM  

JasonOfOrillia: There's nothing wrong with horse meat.


Not sure about the UK, but in the US adulterating meat is a felony.  Not that anyone has gone to jail since Carter was president.
 
2013-02-01 12:07:41 AM  

Supes: Pin Fiften Clob: The fact that horse meat is so taboo boggles my mind.  I would personally not eat it, but I don't see what the big deal is.  I can understand the customers being upset since it wasn't advertised as such, but whatevs.

It's because people humanize horses. It's the same reason people (at least in the West) don't eat dogs... we are socialized to attach very human qualities to them. Probably a lot of it has to do with the strong horse racing culture. Japan, for example, has attached no such qualities to horse meat, and sells it regularly.



Further: Females adore horses and adore riding horses. So for one thing, since women do most of the cooking, they'd hate to think that they are cooking a noble steed. Another thing, since girls sometimes ride horses bareback, we can assume that horse meat might smell a bit like... oh, I can't do it. Damn.
 
2013-02-01 12:10:23 AM  

webthing01: As if fast food is not gross enough.


because equine protein is different than bovine protein how??
LOL

it is so cute watching humans complain about dog or horse, while eating pig and cow
 
2013-02-01 12:11:30 AM  
I don't mind being served horse meat. I do mind being lied to about what meat I'm being served.
 
2013-02-01 12:14:34 AM  
how can i put this? oh yeah..........Meh.
 
2013-02-01 12:15:25 AM  
As a life time mountain biker. I LOVE this idea! I'm a fan of this plan! Let's eat more horses.
As much as I hate horses and their riders, I used to feel so bad for the Horses I would see on trails in South Orange County. Horses should be on huge ranches with tons of space to run around and big fields to eat, they should never be constrained to a tiny little pen so that they can be taken out on the weekends and subjected to narrow trails with tons of people and lots of bikes. Those rich assholes in Orange county commit what I consider abuse on those horses so that they can tell people that they own a horse;. Bastards.

It's odd to feel bad for a creature that I dislike so much.
 
2013-02-01 12:23:49 AM  
so

NOBODY read the article.

It has 0.1 percent of horsemeat.  Do you know how much 0.1 percent is in a quarterpounder?   That's less then a single grain of rice.

You probably got more rice poo in that burger than horsemeat.
 
2013-02-01 12:28:49 AM  
If you see an English race horse named Red Meat you can rest assured that someone will be taking a bite out of him someday.
 
2013-02-01 12:38:40 AM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-01 12:41:22 AM  

Pin Fiften Clob: The fact that horse meat is so taboo boggles my mind.  I would personally not eat it, but I don't see what the big deal is.  I can understand the customers being upset since it wasn't advertised as such, but whatevs.


pretty much this, as long as it was safely processed, I don't have a problem with horse, cow, goat,zebra, camel,yak etc

horses are probably better choices than fattier cows anyhow.
 
2013-02-01 12:42:55 AM  

bonerici: so

NOBODY read the article.

It has 0.1 percent of horsemeat.  Do you know how much 0.1 percent is in a quarterpounder?   That's less then a single grain of rice.

You probably got more rice poo in that burger than horsemeat.


back of the hand tells me thats about one horse  per every 2 million whoppers or so. You're right, that's nothing... it should be FAR FAR higher. 

EVERYBODY PANIC: Supes: Pin Fiften Clob: The fact that horse meat is so taboo boggles my mind.  I would personally not eat it, but I don't see what the big deal is.  I can understand the customers being upset since it wasn't advertised as such, but whatevs.

It's because people humanize horses. It's the same reason people (at least in the West) don't eat dogs... we are socialized to attach very human qualities to them. Probably a lot of it has to do with the strong horse racing culture. Japan, for example, has attached no such qualities to horse meat, and sells it regularly.


Further: Females adore horses and adore riding horses. So for one thing, since women do most of the cooking, they'd hate to think that they are cooking a noble steed. Another thing, since girls sometimes ride horses bareback, we can assume that horse meat might smell a bit like... oh, I can't do it. Damn.


You could have slipped in that some girls get off on riding... also some girls pop their hymen riding.
 
2013-02-01 12:49:13 AM  
If you're willing to eat a cow but not a horse, you might be a hypocrite.

SPOILERS: You're a hypocrite.
 
2013-02-01 12:53:17 AM  
Americans are 5 times more likely to get sick from food-borne illness than Europeans.
 
2013-02-01 01:05:10 AM  
You know, now that the buffalo are making a comeback, that's what we need next: a national chain of Bison House. I eat bisonburgers whenever I can get them locally, and they're damn good.
 
2013-02-01 01:05:13 AM  

Pin Fiften Clob: The fact that horse meat is so taboo boggles my mind.  I would personally not eat it, but I don't see what the big deal is.  I can understand the customers being upset since it wasn't advertised as such, but whatevs.




Dog is taboo. Horse is only taboo to people that didn't play with little, plastic horses, when they were children.
 
2013-02-01 01:08:16 AM  

A Shambling Mound: Because, what, horses have souls?

It's horse meat, not E. Coli. There is nothing wrong with eating it and if you think there is I'd like to hear exactly what your reasoning is.

I mean, aside from the fact that you were told you were buying beef. That's an issue.


I am allergic to animals people have ridden.   Well, maybe not ALLERGIC, but it is clear that peoples butts do not belong in that close a proximity to my tbone....
 
2013-02-01 01:09:18 AM  

twfeline: Americans are 5 times more likely to get sick from food-borne illness than Europeans.


Well, when you eat five times as much food....
 
2013-02-01 01:09:52 AM  

ski9600: I ordered a burger in Belgium once at some pub type place.  Big mistake.
My dad spent some time in England and used to like to eat out.  He liked the pub lunches and stuff.  He was like foodie-lite.  Anyway, his theory was that the beef in England is made from old cows.  Like the beef we eat is only two years old, and in England they're making beef from 17 year old milk cows so it tastes a bit different.


Most like the difference between US feed lot corn fed and European style grass fed.  The feed lot cows have much more fat in them.  I was told this was the difference between the beef here and in Chile/Argentina and that the US is the biggest user of feed lots style cattle.

I had Kangaroo medallions in The Netherlands.  Pretty damn good, just more expensive than beef.  For those that say American Bison, that is good stuff.  Because it is much leaner, just have to cook it a bit different.  Its great in chili and stews.
 
2013-02-01 01:15:47 AM  

brantgoose: What a waste of perfectly good horsemeat and beef. I mean really. It's not as if horsemeat is poisonous. It is probably less poisonous than regular hormone and antiobiotic-laden beef. And having seen a few Whoppers in my time, I expect that horse meat can only improve them.

For all I care, they could put kangaroo in the burgers. (That's the next big thing--Australians are about to discover that they've been eating a combination of emu, roo, and lamb as "beef" for years--which probably explains why Australian life-expectancy is so much better than American, British or Canadian life expectancy.)

Isn't horse lean meat? You might be getting some performance-enhancing drugs from the horses that lose races, but then again you might not. There's probably more drugs in the horses that win races.

I insist on horsemeat in my fast food burgers!

And don't forget the emu, roo, lamb, moose, deer, and rabbits.

ESPECIALLY RABBITS.

Have you ever had rabbit? Tastes like duck.

Could be worse. Could be road kill. Which is what I suspect they have been adding to fast food burgers in North America, seeing as the horse meat goes into pet food.


 There's nothing wrong with road kill. If the animal dies quickly and cleanly and you butcher it in decent time, it doesn't really matter whether the cause of death was a bullet to the rib cage or a truck to the head.

 Many states allow you to keep animals that you hit with your car, the additional food can help off set the costs of having to get your car fixed. You're still in the hole, financially speaking (most of the time), but it's not quite as bad.

/yes, I've eaten road kill.
//yes, they waited until after we ate it and commented on how good it was (and it was) before telling us.
///I also eat pepperoni and hotdogs so I really can't complain, can I?
 
2013-02-01 01:20:48 AM  
The NEWS is just grasping at straws trying to find something to make you go OMG WHAT?  Just let me when they start making them out of people.

It's PEOPLE!
 
2013-02-01 01:21:30 AM  
I accidentally a word.
 
2013-02-01 01:26:49 AM  
I had Burger King for dinner last night and it was delicious.  I don't give a damn if it was rat meat.
 
2013-02-01 01:28:56 AM  

fiveknuckleshuffle: If we gave horses more guns, they'd be less likely to be eaten.


Horses in WWI would not have taken this shiat.

www.vickersmachinegun.org.uk

/hot ... like the flame-grilled horse patties at Burger King
 
2013-02-01 01:29:19 AM  

eraser8: Are horses less delicious than cows?

Not trolling...I'm seriously curious.

/voted against the California ban on selling horse meat for human consumption


I've always been kind of curious as to why it's illegal to eat certain animals. Dogs and cats included. If it's not actually harmful to your health and If the meat is cleaned and processed properly then what's the problem? I dunno how well horse meat would taste though. I just imagine it being really tough. A buddy of mine was in the army and said that when he was in Afghanistan a town near where he was stationed had a butcher that sold camel meat. Says it's really, really tough if you don't tenderize the hell out of it, but other than that it was actually pretty good.
 
2013-02-01 01:46:17 AM  
 
2013-02-01 01:51:34 AM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: tetsoushima: If eating a cow doesn't bother you, why would eating a horse bother you?  My only disappointment is that there isn't some other farm animal in there.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

/as long as it's advertised as what it is


I'm still not getting the outrage over eating horses (or dogs and cats). So it's a horse. Horses aren't magically more toxic than cows, and yes, we ride horses and some of them are nicer animals than cows; but so? If we raised horses like we raised cattle, they'd be just as dumb, mean and edible. They're only pretty and nice because we treat them that way.
 
2013-02-01 02:07:39 AM  

Popcorn Johnny: I had Burger King for dinner last night and it was delicious.  I don't give a damn if it was rat meat.


we need more people like you in the new republic. service guarantees citizenship!
 
2013-02-01 02:10:47 AM  
Their new offering will be the Sea Bisquit.
 
2013-02-01 02:17:21 AM  

Gyrfalcon: ExperianScaresCthulhu: tetsoushima: If eating a cow doesn't bother you, why would eating a horse bother you?  My only disappointment is that there isn't some other farm animal in there.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

/as long as it's advertised as what it is

I'm still not getting the outrage over eating horses (or dogs and cats). So it's a horse. Horses aren't magically more toxic than cows, and yes, we ride horses and some of them are nicer animals than cows; but so? If we raised horses like we raised cattle, they'd be just as dumb, mean and edible. They're only pretty and nice because we treat them that way.


For me, this is one step closer to our food essentially becoming People ChowTM, (if it isn't already). You might as well eat it off the floor too.
 
2013-02-01 02:19:49 AM  
The Whopper was the ONLY good thing BK made.   Now ...there is absolutely NO reason to eat at BK.
 
2013-02-01 02:31:39 AM  

The Southern Dandy: The Whopper was the ONLY good thing BK made.   Now ...there is absolutely NO reason to eat at BK.


mmmmmmmmmmmmmm double whopper with cheese, extra pickles
great
now I am hungry again
 
2013-02-01 02:34:02 AM  

browntimmy: Gyrfalcon: ExperianScaresCthulhu: tetsoushima: If eating a cow doesn't bother you, why would eating a horse bother you?  My only disappointment is that there isn't some other farm animal in there.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

/as long as it's advertised as what it is

I'm still not getting the outrage over eating horses (or dogs and cats). So it's a horse. Horses aren't magically more toxic than cows, and yes, we ride horses and some of them are nicer animals than cows; but so? If we raised horses like we raised cattle, they'd be just as dumb, mean and edible. They're only pretty and nice because we treat them that way.

For me, this is one step closer to our food essentially becoming People ChowTM, (if it isn't already). You might as well eat it off the floor too.


If you eat at Burger King, you probably already did that, too.
 
2013-02-01 02:35:32 AM  

J. Frank Parnell: At least with horse you don't have to worry about Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.


I don't  blame the cows for being mad.  Wouldn't you be mad if you learned you were raised just so you could be killed and fed to some other race of carnivores?  Also how can you be sure the horses aren't mad?  Prions don't infect only cows and people.
 
2013-02-01 02:57:29 AM  
I say keep it coming. BK has the greatest burgers in the fast food world.
 
2013-02-01 03:00:00 AM  
Whatever it is, this line really put me off:

These included meat off-cuts, including horse, that were imported in large frozen blocks from Poland.
 
2013-02-01 03:05:54 AM  
Could anyone explain to me why it's such a horrible, terrible, bannable thing for humans to eat horse in America? Especially when it's perfectly okay to turn them into glue and pet food?
 
2013-02-01 03:07:38 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: As a life time mountain biker. I LOVE this idea! I'm a fan of this plan! Let's eat more horses.
As much as I hate horses and their riders, I used to feel so bad for the Horses I would see on trails in South Orange County. Horses should be on huge ranches with tons of space to run around and big fields to eat, they should never be constrained to a tiny little pen so that they can be taken out on the weekends and subjected to narrow trails with tons of people and lots of bikes. Those rich assholes in Orange county commit what I consider abuse on those horses so that they can tell people that they own a horse;. Bastards.

It's odd to feel bad for a creature that I dislike so much.


You know thats not how most people treat their horses right? And those horses that work at trail riding establishments have pretty plush lives as far as draft animals go?

The entire reason they exist in our society was because we needed something strong we could use to pull farm machinery up and down long fields. Horses are not animals people routinely mistreat. Horses are expensive -- If some OC idiot wants to pay 5 grand a month for boarding a horse then thats just fine. That horse is going to have a roof over its head, its going to be walked by someone. Its going to get fed quality feed and its going to get brushed down once inawhile.

The horses that get mistreated are more likely to be living in a large muddy field outside some backwater town in Idaho where nobody sees them. And that situation is likely exacerbated by the lack of a market for horse meat in the USA.

Horses are high maintenance animals. You only let them run wild and free if you hate money or want them injured and poorly socialized.
 
2013-02-01 03:12:07 AM  
Im not so much bothered by the horse meat, but rather that they used large blocks of frozen mystery meat that arrived from another country in their food products.
 
2013-02-01 03:31:25 AM  

mikefinch: Uchiha_Cycliste: As a life time mountain biker. I LOVE this idea! I'm a fan of this plan! Let's eat more horses.
As much as I hate horses and their riders, I used to feel so bad for the Horses I would see on trails in South Orange County. Horses should be on huge ranches with tons of space to run around and big fields to eat, they should never be constrained to a tiny little pen so that they can be taken out on the weekends and subjected to narrow trails with tons of people and lots of bikes. Those rich assholes in Orange county commit what I consider abuse on those horses so that they can tell people that they own a horse;. Bastards.

It's odd to feel bad for a creature that I dislike so much.

You know thats not how most people treat their horses right? And those horses that work at trail riding establishments have pretty plush lives as far as draft animals go?

The entire reason they exist in our society was because we needed something strong we could use to pull farm machinery up and down long fields. Horses are not animals people routinely mistreat. Horses are expensive -- If some OC idiot wants to pay 5 grand a month for boarding a horse then thats just fine. That horse is going to have a roof over its head, its going to be walked by someone. Its going to get fed quality feed and its going to get brushed down once inawhile.

The horses that get mistreated are more likely to be living in a large muddy field outside some backwater town in Idaho where nobody sees them. And that situation is likely exacerbated by the lack of a market for horse meat in the USA.

Horses are high maintenance animals. You only let them run wild and free if you hate money or want them injured and poorly socialized.


seriously? I have it all backwards in my head? Even when the horses have little living space? I honestly had no idea.
 
2013-02-01 03:34:49 AM  

mikefinch: Im not so much bothered by the horse meat, but rather that they used large blocks of frozen mystery meat that arrived from another country in their food products.


I wonder if BK is trying to quell any further poking around by simply admitting they use a little horse, promise to stop, and continue on with life.
Wiki states Poland has bison, bear, wolf, lynx, moose, beaver, deer, boar, & migratory birds. Never been but I'm sure somewhere they also have bats, mice, rats, cats, dogs, & people.
Depending on what the large frozen block du jour contained it might have been a little something special and different on each visit to BK.
 
2013-02-01 04:00:19 AM  
It's not surprising, since Burger King burgers taste like horse's ass.

/I'm sure this joke has already been made in the hundreds of posts above...
 
2013-02-01 04:03:17 AM  
Horse meat is not regulated in the same manner as beef.
More chemicals go into horses that cannot be put into cattle, steroids and other toxic to human serums are allowed.
 
2013-02-01 04:09:47 AM  
cdn.gunaxin.com
"My friend Bob Sacamano eats horse all the time. He gets it from his butcher"
 
2013-02-01 04:10:15 AM  
Meats is meat. The only thing discerning would be the taste. If your burger was still delicous then there's no issues, aside from the fact the horse meat wasn't supposed to be there and people have some explaing to do. Not like horses carry the black plague, it's just that they don't have much meat on them so they aren't worth raising for meat.
 
2013-02-01 04:13:09 AM  

SuperDuper28: Meats is meat.


www.doctorwhoreviews.co.uk

He agrees with you.
 
2013-02-01 04:30:39 AM  

SuperDuper28: Meats is meat. The only thing discerning would be the taste. If your burger was still delicous then there's no issues, aside from the fact the horse meat wasn't supposed to be there and people have some explaing to do. Not like horses carry the black plague, it's just that they don't have much meat on them so they aren't worth raising for meat.


So if I cut up and eat your family that is fine?  too much?  how about any loved pets?   no?

WHAT I am eating IS a big deal and I want to know so I can choose what I want to eat and what I dont.   BK has proven not to be trustworthy.

No wonder I dont eat fast food anymore.
 
2013-02-01 04:39:48 AM  

TheBlackFlag: SuperDuper28: Meats is meat. The only thing discerning would be the taste. If your burger was still delicous then there's no issues, aside from the fact the horse meat wasn't supposed to be there and people have some explaing to do. Not like horses carry the black plague, it's just that they don't have much meat on them so they aren't worth raising for meat.

So if I cut up and eat your family that is fine?  too much?  how about any loved pets?   no?

WHAT I am eating IS a big deal and I want to know so I can choose what I want to eat and what I dont.   BK has proven not to be trustworthy.

No wonder I dont eat fast food anymore.


Nobody said it was a "loved pet" which is an entirely different matter. You're conflating two separate things, which is eating your darling Fido or Fluffy, who sits adoringly by your chair; and eating some stupid hunk of meat on four legs that was killed and butchered in a slaughter yard thousands of miles from the supermarket where you bought it. Meat is meat, and either eating it is okay or it isn't. There is nothing here to suggest BK kidnapped some child's beloved pony and murdered it before her anguished eyes--they are probably just like any other worn-out horses in South America only they were put into Whoppers instead of Ken-L-Ration.

Horses aren't eaten because they're stringy, difficult to raise, taste bad or any other flavor or economic reason--they're not eaten because they were too useful and valuable to eat back in the day when religion was deciding which animals could be eaten and which couldn't. They're also harder to raise in herds because of the way ungelded stallions fight (they're much more territorial and vicious than bulls or rams) and because mares are less docile and prone to follow any stallion who happens by instead of staying in their home herds.(Unlike ewes and nannies who usually stay put) So they were one of those beasts that divide not the hoof and were unclean to eat. Apparently the French ate old plow horses right up through the Middle Ages and thought they were as tasty as old oxen.
 
2013-02-01 04:39:54 AM  
I can understand why BK are cagey and that they like Tesco and others could have done more to nip this problem in the bud before it became public knowledge. But at the same time most of the blame lays with their supplier not with them. They (and Tesco, Aldi etc.) ordered products containing British and Irish beef, not *mostly* British and Irish beef mixed with mystery animal.

I think in a way it's good that the Irish food standards authority uncovered this since it at least shows that Ireland takes this shiat seriously. It's too bad one of their domestic suppliers does not. They're getting slapped so hard at the moment with contract cancellations that I would not be surprised if they go out of business.
 
2013-02-01 04:48:34 AM  

drxym: I can understand why BK are cagey and that they like Tesco and others could have done more to nip this problem in the bud before it became public knowledge. But at the same time most of the blame lays with their supplier not with them. They (and Tesco, Aldi etc.) ordered products containing British and Irish beef, not *mostly* British and Irish beef mixed with mystery animal.


It's the coverup, not the crime. People will forgive you for inadvertently making them eat Secretariat, so long as you cop to your mistake, make some restitution, and promise it will never happen again. When you spend a few weeks vehemently denying that horsemeat is in your burgers, based on information gained solely from your horsemeat supplier, that's when things are harder to shake off. Proper PR procedure would be to shut down everything until you determine whether or not your burgers are beef or glue factory remnants. That's why you have insurance.
 
2013-02-01 05:35:14 AM  

eraser8: Are horses less delicious than cows?

Not trolling...I'm seriously curious.


Pretty much.

Man picked out the tastiest animals for mass breeding/consumption, ie. cows, pigs and chickens, with a few close runners-up like lamb+turkey.

Taste is the real reason we don't eat horses, gazelles, rats, etc. on a daily basis, not because the meat is bad for you in any way. Knowing there's horse in Whoppers doesn't bother me in the slightest, it makes them more interesting.

www.artlum.com
  I have to wonder though: If horse meat can get in 'accidentally' in a country that doesn't eat horses, what else is in there...?

/Has at least two horse-meat butchers within 100 yards of where I live.
//Tried it a couple of times, cow is better.
 
2013-02-01 05:43:14 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Apparently the French ate old plow horses right up through the Middle Ages and thought they were as tasty as old oxen.


Yep. If a large, meaty animal died near you you wouldn't sit around watching it rot, you'd get the stewpots out ASAP. Anything you couldn't eat the same day would be made into sausages/jerky.

The supermarket generation don't know they're born...freaking out over eating the wrong sort of animal (OMG!!!)
 
2013-02-01 05:43:52 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: seriously? I have it all backwards in my head? Even when the horses have little living space? I honestly had no idea.


None of the people who work with those horses every day would agree with you. And let me tell you people that work with horses are farking GAY for horses.

They have a roof over their heads, stables are large enough for the animal to turn and move and lay down easily. They are fed twice a day and their stables are cleaned every day. Can you say you clean your cats litter each and every single day? I doubt it. You have a picture of a very sad and abused animal in your head and it doesn't reflect the reality you find at equestrian centres.
 
2013-02-01 05:48:13 AM  
12349876: I'd say cultural history like most other diets.  For horses, I'd assume it comes from at least in Europe from a sense that they were much more valuable for war and work and transport than being slaughtered.

Nah, horses can be bred in huge numbers just as easily as cows. It's all down to taste.
 
2013-02-01 05:54:17 AM  

mikefinch: Uchiha_Cycliste: seriously? I have it all backwards in my head? Even when the horses have little living space? I honestly had no idea.

None of the people who work with those horses every day would agree with you. And let me tell you people that work with horses are farking GAY for horses.

They have a roof over their heads, stables are large enough for the animal to turn and move and lay down easily. They are fed twice a day and their stables are cleaned every day. Can you say you clean your cats litter each and every single day? I doubt it. You have a picture of a very sad and abused animal in your head and it doesn't reflect the reality you find at equestrian centres.


My experience is that if you don't kick them out, they'll stay in their stall all day and not go out in the pasture. Open the stall door and let them opt to go to the pasture and wander around, or sleep in, Major was a big lazy butt and would hang out for grub and treats, screw the pasture.

Now, he did like to get out and run around with YOU, he had a horse ball he liked to play with as long as you were trying to get it away from him, he was buddies with my dog who he'd go out and play with, and he was always up for a ride. But the pasture by himself? Forget it. That grass could sit there.
 
2013-02-01 05:56:46 AM  

sleeps in trees: My issue is it wouldn't be as regulated as cow. That and I really don't think it's right to claim a certain food is another. People, regardless of how illogical have the right to choose what they put in their maw.


Excuse me?

Horse 'accidentally' got mixed in with cow, on a huge scale, in dozens of meat sources (this isn't an isolated burger in a single place, it's worldwide and also in supermarket-sold burgers) and you still think cow is regulated?

That's some really strong pixie-dust you've been sprinkling around.
 
2013-02-01 06:00:46 AM  

TheBlackFlag: No wonder I dont eat fast food anymore.


That's a really short memory you have there.

Face it, the entire supply chain is doing this...

(And don't think vegetables are immune from capitalism either...)
 
2013-02-01 06:08:28 AM  
FTFA:The contamination scandal was first triggered two weeks ago, with the Food Safety Authority of Ireland revealed it had found horse meat in burgers sold in Ireland and the UK.

OK, who's the comedian?

Anyway, it behooves Burger King to fix this problem. That's the mane thing.
 
2013-02-01 06:14:26 AM  
*om nom nom*
*looks up from whopper*
...
*om nom nom*
 
2013-02-01 06:15:27 AM  

swingerofbirches: Also, I'm guessing this horse meat was from horses who weren't killed for the purpose of eating, because otherwise, wouldn't it have been more expensive than beef? That is to say, these were horses who perhaps died or natural causes or were race horses that were put down, and they figured they'd use them as filler? Because I would imagine that horses raised to be eaten would be more expensive than beef, but I'm no expert. I'm a vegetarian!


Nope. According to the chart there was 29% horse in a mass-market burger. That's not a couple of leftover race horses or a couple of lorry-loads of dodgy meat, it's a large-scale operation - millions of horses. Is there a country that still has that many horses available on the black market? I doubt it.

To me this seems like some gourmet from Tesco was going around looking for suppliers and blind-tasted a horse burger in Poland. He liked it and set them up as a supplier. The Polish didn't feel it was strictly necessary to tell them it was horse. The rest is history.


i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-02-01 06:26:41 AM  

TheBlackFlag: SuperDuper28: Meats is meat. The only thing discerning would be the taste. If your burger was still delicous then there's no issues, aside from the fact the horse meat wasn't supposed to be there and people have some explaing to do. Not like horses carry the black plague, it's just that they don't have much meat on them so they aren't worth raising for meat.

So if I cut up and eat your family that is fine?  too much?  how about any loved pets?   no?

WHAT I am eating IS a big deal and I want to know so I can choose what I want to eat and what I dont.   BK has proven not to be trustworthy.

No wonder I dont eat fast food anymore.


you f*ck horses??
 
2013-02-01 06:31:42 AM  
Not often, but sometimes we eat raw horse meat in Japan.
It's considered a delicacy and I like it a lot. I don't mind it being in a whopper at all.
 
2013-02-01 06:35:16 AM  
Its sandwiches aren't exactly a foot long either?
 
2013-02-01 06:37:18 AM  
Joce678:

Nah, horses can be bred in huge numbers just as easily as cows. It's all down to taste.

No they cant. You can castrate bulls easily to turn them into steers -- you have to geld stallions and thats allot more intensive. Or you could just raise mares... but considering how much work is involved breeding a horse it wouldnt make much sense for a meat farm. Oh yeah -- Horses take much more effort to breed compared to cows. Oh yeah. Horses are also mean mean mean bastards that dont often play well with eachother. Horses bite and kick hard enough to injure each other so mashing a few hundred into a feedlot isnt going to happen.

Horses can be bred into large herds yes -- but you cant manage that herd like you would cattle.

Its like llama. Yes i have eaten llama. i probly wont get the chance again. You know why? The guy who runs the local abattoir/meat cutter shop now refuses to do llamas. Teddy (the llama) was apparently a bastard to kill. It spit allllll over his shop. Kicked and squirmed the moment it came off the truck. It was bad enough he refuses to do llamas ever again. Just because you can breed and animal, keep it in a herd and kill it and eat it does't mean you should make an industry based off eating it.  -- The odd meats are almost always made by smaller producers. Not because big cattle doesn't want to, but because they cant justify investing good money in a niche product when they can invest that money in a mainstream product they are already established in marketing.

\Llama is delish. Like a really dark sweet meat. Dark -- like venison. But not gamey, it was really nice. Pungent. It didnt smell gross or anything but it had this BOOM aroma to it. It was sweet. Really sweet and moist and every package of meat was labelled "Teddy"
\\Teddy was a jerk to people when they worked with the sheep. So she had to die.
\\\I love meat with a name. We have Billie the Bull in our freezer now and a while before that we had elf (elf had frozen his hooves and they looked like elf shoes. -- partly why he made his way to the freezer.
 
2013-02-01 06:38:39 AM  
BK has always been farking disgusting and the absolute last place I would eat.

The only time I have eaten at one in the past 5 years is because I was traveling and it was the only thing open.
 
2013-02-01 06:38:59 AM  
Dear BK;

Please keep putting horse meat in there, b/c that shiat TASTES GOOD as HELL!!!!  Love me a double whopper with cheese, and if that is your secret... then good on ya.  And Obama even approves,  so it is extra special.
 
2013-02-01 06:48:00 AM  
Those aren't grill lines on the meat, they're marks from where the jockey was whipping it. Hey, oh... no respect.
 
2013-02-01 06:50:29 AM  

PaLarkin: J. Frank Parnell: At least with horse you don't have to worry about Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

I don't  blame the cows for being mad.  Wouldn't you be mad if you learned you were raised just so you could be killed and fed to some other race of carnivores?  Also how can you be sure the horses aren't mad?  Prions don't infect only cows and people.


Cows get 'mad cow disease' from eating ground up dead cows, then humans get Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease from eating them.

Horses are just fed grains, so there is no chance they'll ever encounter prions.
 
2013-02-01 06:51:06 AM  
As long as 1) tastes good and 2) don't cause cancer.... I don't care what BK is doing, so long as they keep doing it...
 
2013-02-01 07:15:09 AM  

WinoRhino: Those aren't grill lines on the meat, they're marks from where the jockey was whipping it. Hey, oh... no respect.


it's a trifecta of awesome
 
2013-02-01 07:20:19 AM  

mikefinch: Its like llama. Yes i have eaten llama. i probly wont get the chance again. You know why? The guy who runs the local abattoir/meat cutter shop now refuses to do llamas. Teddy (the llama) was apparently a bastard to kill. It spit allllll over his shop. Kicked and squirmed the moment it came off the truck. It was bad enough he refuses to do llamas ever again.


Can't he learn from the experience and do it differently next time?

eg. Just open the tailgate on the truck, wait for it to stick its head out, and....blam! No llama spittle to mop up.
 
2013-02-01 07:49:13 AM  

Supes: Pin Fiften Clob: The fact that horse meat is so taboo boggles my mind.  I would personally not eat it, but I don't see what the big deal is.  I can understand the customers being upset since it wasn't advertised as such, but whatevs.

It's because people humanize horses. It's the same reason people (at least in the West) don't eat dogs... we are socialized to attach very human qualities to them. Probably a lot of it has to do with the strong horse racing culture. Japan, for example, has attached no such qualities to horse meat, and sells it regularly.


They eat dog in Switzerland.
 
2013-02-01 08:05:16 AM  

J. Frank Parnell: At least with horse you don't have to worry about Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.


Or bovine spongiform prion brain eating nastiness
 
2013-02-01 09:58:30 AM  

maxx2112: Get your piping hot horse burgers horse fries, horse cakes and shakes. We got tongue, straight from the horse's mouth.  All our horses are 100% horse-fed for that double-horse "juiced-in" goodness.

/ Horse Pepsi okay?


Nay
 
2013-02-01 10:15:17 AM  
I think her doctor did a great job on her nipple placement....see story about Liberty Ross on the side of the page.......BOOOBIES
 
2013-02-01 10:26:31 AM  

Joce678: I have to wonder though: If horse meat can get in 'accidentally' in a country that doesn't eat horses, what else is in there...?


Because they use the same equipment and raw ingredients to make dog food?
 
2013-02-01 10:30:53 AM  

lilbjorn: Joce678: I have to wonder though: If horse meat can get in 'accidentally' in a country that doesn't eat horses, what else is in there...?

Because they use the same equipment and raw ingredients to make dog food?


I point you to the "29% horse" statistic. That's not just a chunk that wasn't wiped off properly between batches...
 
2013-02-01 10:40:11 AM  
It's disheartening to see this many people saying, "I don't care what kind of   franken-food I shove in my gullet, nom nom nom." If I order beef, farking give me beef. Now let's see who's trashy enough to think that makes me a food snob.
 
2013-02-01 11:48:09 AM  

Gyrfalcon: I'm still not getting the outrage over eating horses (or dogs and cats).


When someone talks about the benefits of marijuana, the LEO community responds that it's illegal, so there.  End of story.

I'm pretty confident you are or were a Californian LEO.  It's illegal here, so there.  End of story.

How is it any different?  Lowly commoners like me aren't supposed to question the Law?
 
2013-02-01 11:52:03 AM  

LordOfThePings: [upload.wikimedia.org image 403x273]

Where is your Secretariat now?


At the the State Department?
 
2013-02-01 12:07:45 PM  
Wouldn't horse meat be leaner?  Kudos to you BK for putting out a healthier burger.
 
2013-02-01 12:13:23 PM  

J. Frank Parnell: PaLarkin: J. Frank Parnell: At least with horse you don't have to worry about Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

I don't  blame the cows for being mad.  Wouldn't you be mad if you learned you were raised just so you could be killed and fed to some other race of carnivores?  Also how can you be sure the horses aren't mad?  Prions don't infect only cows and people.

Cows get 'mad cow disease' from eating ground up dead cows, then humans get Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease from eating them.

Horses are just fed grains, so there is no chance they'll ever encounter prions.


It used to be assumed that since cows are vegetarians, they were only fed grain or other plant material.  You can't be 100% certain that somewhere there isn't someone feeding horses something that could pass on prions to them.
 
2013-02-01 12:36:33 PM  
Don't they have to use horse meat to hold the beef patty together?
 
2013-02-01 02:44:16 PM  

browntimmy: It's disheartening to see this many people saying, "I don't care what kind of   franken-food I shove in my gullet, nom nom nom." If I order beef, farking give me beef. Now let's see who's trashy enough to think that makes me a food snob.


Meat's meat. Horse won't kill you or turn you into a werehorse.
 
2013-02-01 02:52:36 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: browntimmy: It's disheartening to see this many people saying, "I don't care what kind of   franken-food I shove in my gullet, nom nom nom." If I order beef, farking give me beef. Now let's see who's trashy enough to think that makes me a food snob.

Meat's meat. Horse won't kill you or turn you into a werehorse.


Actually you may be surprised to learn there are many different kinds of meat and that they have distinct tastes. Was there a  problem with hamburgers before? Were customers saying, "You know, this could use a little more horse."
 
2013-02-01 04:15:29 PM  
Ate pony in Iceland. Quite good, little gamey though. Not sure what the fuss is about
 
2013-02-01 04:17:41 PM  

browntimmy: Keizer_Ghidorah: browntimmy: It's disheartening to see this many people saying, "I don't care what kind of   franken-food I shove in my gullet, nom nom nom." If I order beef, farking give me beef. Now let's see who's trashy enough to think that makes me a food snob.

Meat's meat. Horse won't kill you or turn you into a werehorse.

Actually you may be surprised to learn there are many different kinds of meat and that they have distinct tastes. Was there a  problem with hamburgers before? Were customers saying, "You know, this could use a little more horse."


Variety is the spice of life. A little addition to the flavor won't kill anyone. Besides, can you really taste the meat with all of the vegetables and sauces piled into the burger?
 
2013-02-01 04:27:29 PM  
Lunch Lady Doris disapproves
 
2013-02-01 04:50:47 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: browntimmy: Keizer_Ghidorah: browntimmy: It's disheartening to see this many people saying, "I don't care what kind of   franken-food I shove in my gullet, nom nom nom." If I order beef, farking give me beef. Now let's see who's trashy enough to think that makes me a food snob.

Meat's meat. Horse won't kill you or turn you into a werehorse.

Actually you may be surprised to learn there are many different kinds of meat and that they have distinct tastes. Was there a  problem with hamburgers before? Were customers saying, "You know, this could use a little more horse."

Variety is the spice of life. A little addition to the flavor won't kill anyone. Besides, can you really taste the meat with all of the vegetables and sauces piled into the burger?


Okay, but again, there was virtually no demand for horse burgers from the masses. So the only reason left is that it helps them cut costs to further dilute their meat into burger-shaped meat-like product. I mean, they felt the need to hide or lie about how they make something as simple as a farking hamburger. Meat, bread, toppings.
 
2013-02-01 05:06:39 PM  

browntimmy: Keizer_Ghidorah: browntimmy: Keizer_Ghidorah: browntimmy: It's disheartening to see this many people saying, "I don't care what kind of   franken-food I shove in my gullet, nom nom nom." If I order beef, farking give me beef. Now let's see who's trashy enough to think that makes me a food snob.

Meat's meat. Horse won't kill you or turn you into a werehorse.

Actually you may be surprised to learn there are many different kinds of meat and that they have distinct tastes. Was there a  problem with hamburgers before? Were customers saying, "You know, this could use a little more horse."

Variety is the spice of life. A little addition to the flavor won't kill anyone. Besides, can you really taste the meat with all of the vegetables and sauces piled into the burger?

Okay, but again, there was virtually no demand for horse burgers from the masses. So the only reason left is that it helps them cut costs to further dilute their meat into burger-shaped meat-like product. I mean, they felt the need to hide or lie about how they make something as simple as a farking hamburger. Meat, bread, toppings.


Personally I think it's a lot of overdone overreacting. Meat's meat, long as it's not human or diseased I don't see a problem.
 
2013-02-01 05:07:19 PM  

browntimmy: Okay, but again, there was virtually no demand for horse burgers from the masses. So the only reason left is that it helps them cut costs to further dilute their meat into burger-shaped meat-like product. I mean, they felt the need to hide or lie about how they make something as simple as a farking hamburger. Meat, bread, toppings.


More likely that they got "beef trimmings" in large nondescript boxes containing a plastic bag containing and oddly cube like frozen mass of burger grade meat.

Someone in poland where the meat comes from probly had lots of cheap horse trimmings (or the get 'cheap' horse meat) and just labeled them in with beef in a large order to tesco and pocketed the difference.

The guys at tesco likely just opened boxes labeled beef and put their contents into some sort of machine. Someone lied -- its probly just someone so far down the line that  wont ever get caught of figured out.
 
2013-02-01 06:03:56 PM  
i.imgur.com

EAT MOR CHIKIN HORSE
 
2013-02-01 07:16:50 PM  

bonerici: so

NOBODY read the article.

It has 0.1 percent of horsemeat.  Do you know how much 0.1 percent is in a quarterpounder?   That's less then a single grain of rice.

You probably got more rice poo in that burger than horsemeat.


Somebody didn't read the caption.
i696.photobucket.com


C18H27NO3: mikefinch: Im not so much bothered by the horse meat, but rather that they used large blocks of frozen mystery meat that arrived from another country in their food products.

I wonder if BK is trying to quell any further poking around by simply admitting they use a little horse, promise to stop, and continue on with life.
Wiki states Poland has bison, bear, wolf, lynx, moose, beaver, deer, boar, & migratory birds. Never been but I'm sure somewhere they also have bats, mice, rats, cats, dogs, & people.
Depending on what the large frozen block du jour contained it might have been a little something special and different on each visit to BK.


Pffftt, lol!!
 
2013-02-01 07:20:09 PM  

burncheese: bonerici: so

NOBODY read the article.

It has 0.1 percent of horsemeat.  Do you know how much 0.1 percent is in a quarterpounder?   That's less then a single grain of rice.

You probably got more rice poo in that burger than horsemeat.

Somebody didn't read the caption.
[i696.photobucket.com image 695x139]


C18H27NO3: mikefinch: Im not so much bothered by the horse meat, but rather that they used large blocks of frozen mystery meat that arrived from another country in their food products.

I wonder if BK is trying to quell any further poking around by simply admitting they use a little horse, promise to stop, and continue on with life.
Wiki states Poland has bison, bear, wolf, lynx, moose, beaver, deer, boar, & migratory birds. Never been but I'm sure somewhere they also have bats, mice, rats, cats, dogs, & people.
Depending on what the large frozen block du jour contained it might have been a little something special and different on each visit to BK.

Pffftt, lol!!


.3% of horsemeat.  per cubic inch of burger
makes for good eaten
 
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