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2013-01-31 08:11:45 PM  
8 votes:
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 08:06:18 PM  
8 votes:
There's nothing wrong with horse meat.
2013-01-31 08:08:09 PM  
6 votes:
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 08:13:18 PM  
5 votes:
Whatever, it's lean and probably was raised on less antibiotics.
2013-01-31 08:05:28 PM  
5 votes:
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 08:11:22 PM  
4 votes:
ewi1473.ewi.utwente.nl
2013-01-31 08:09:02 PM  
4 votes:
1.bp.blogspot.com
2013-01-31 08:04:30 PM  
4 votes:
Your suspicions are correct:  our mascot is a demented serial killer.
2013-01-31 08:25:03 PM  
3 votes:
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 08:24:44 PM  
3 votes:

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 08:18:27 PM  
3 votes:

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 08:11:38 PM  
3 votes:
images.sodahead.com
2013-01-31 08:08:12 PM  
3 votes:
At least with horse you don't have to worry about Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
2013-01-31 08:07:57 PM  
3 votes:

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 08:04:13 PM  
3 votes:
Yes, but did they apologize profusely on Oprah?
2013-01-31 07:05:30 PM  
3 votes:
As if fast food is not gross enough.
2013-01-31 09:57:18 PM  
2 votes:
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2013-01-31 08:59:00 PM  
2 votes:
deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com
2013-01-31 08:57:32 PM  
2 votes:
I guess the burger king, he is French?
2013-01-31 08:53:54 PM  
2 votes:
I'd rather have horse meat than cow lips and assholes.
2013-01-31 08:37:33 PM  
2 votes:
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 08:16:38 PM  
2 votes:
Two all-horse patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.
2013-01-31 08:16:35 PM  
2 votes:
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 08:13:24 PM  
2 votes:
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 08:10:23 PM  
2 votes:

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 08:08:45 PM  
2 votes:
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.
2013-02-01 12:13:23 PM  
1 vote:

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 08:05:16 AM  
1 vote:

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 06:50:29 AM  
1 vote:

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 04:30:39 AM  
1 vote:

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 01:09:52 AM  
1 vote:

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 01:05:10 AM  
1 vote:
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 12:11:30 AM  
1 vote:
I don't mind being served horse meat. I do mind being lied to about what meat I'm being served.
2013-01-31 11:51:53 PM  
1 vote:

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 11:34:08 PM  
1 vote:
Why we shouldn't eat humans: Kuru (the cannibal disease)

www.falloutwiki.com
2013-01-31 11:27:40 PM  
1 vote:
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 11:24:30 PM  
1 vote:
i.imgur.com
2013-01-31 11:23:39 PM  
1 vote:
Why is it okay to eat cows but not horses?
2013-01-31 11:22:54 PM  
1 vote:
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 11:12:55 PM  
1 vote:

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 10:10:01 PM  
1 vote:

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 09:57:41 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-01-31 09:55:06 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-01-31 09:53:20 PM  
1 vote:

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 09:50:18 PM  
1 vote:
i.imgur.com
2013-01-31 09:22:14 PM  
1 vote:
I'm just surprised the burgers had any kind of meat.
2013-01-31 09:13:41 PM  
1 vote:
upload.wikimedia.org

Where is your Secretariat now?
2013-01-31 08:54:27 PM  
1 vote:
What the hell do you expect from a dollar menu?
2013-01-31 08:53:25 PM  
1 vote:
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 08:53:02 PM  
1 vote:
Yummy

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Disgusting

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2013-01-31 08:50:05 PM  
1 vote:
Now we know what "meet" is made of.
2013-01-31 08:49:30 PM  
1 vote:
ninjamonkey.us

/oblig
2013-01-31 08:46:32 PM  
1 vote:

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 08:44:51 PM  
1 vote:

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 08:40:27 PM  
1 vote:

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 08:39:18 PM  
1 vote:
I think we're missing some things.


i.dailymail.co.uk
2013-01-31 08:30:19 PM  
1 vote:
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 08:28:36 PM  
1 vote:
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 08:27:18 PM  
1 vote:
One thing I do know: deer is delicious. Particularly in jerky form.
2013-01-31 08:26:53 PM  
1 vote:
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 08:26:19 PM  
1 vote:
Looks like I can add Burger King to the list of restaurants that I'll never eat at ever again.
2013-01-31 08:24:33 PM  
1 vote:
I've had burgers in England and I've been saying for years the meat didn't come from a cow.
2013-01-31 08:22:58 PM  
1 vote:
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 08:20:07 PM  
1 vote:
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 08:17:31 PM  
1 vote:
All right, now I want to try horse.
2013-01-31 08:17:30 PM  
1 vote:
A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!
2013-01-31 08:17:20 PM  
1 vote:

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 08:15:31 PM  
1 vote:

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 08:14:12 PM  
1 vote:
Brits bridle at horse patties
2013-01-31 08:13:34 PM  
1 vote:
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 08:11:57 PM  
1 vote:

eraser8: Are horses less delicious than cows?


from what I've heard it's quite tasty
2013-01-31 08:11:50 PM  
1 vote:
I don't hear people complaining about this:

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2013-01-31 08:09:37 PM  
1 vote:

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


Just like chicken!
2013-01-31 08:09:30 PM  
1 vote:
Well, THAT'S a horse of a different color...
2013-01-31 08:06:55 PM  
1 vote:

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 08:06:19 PM  
1 vote:
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 08:04:58 PM  
1 vote:
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 08:04:14 PM  
1 vote:
Hmm...I wonder what that tastes like.
2013-01-31 08:01:08 PM  
1 vote:
Whew, for a second there I thought they were going to stop selling "Home Of The Whopper" Speedos.
 
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