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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.
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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


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


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2013-01-31 09:55:06 PM
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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
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2013-01-31 09:57:18 PM
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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
 
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