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.
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.
"In news sure to nauseate all dayA fast food titan lost its wayThough quite brief, it was coarse-They were actually serving horse-'Have It your way'? BK, I say neigh!"
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.
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.
J. Frank Parnell: At least with horse you don't have to worry about Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DeathLemur: brantgoose: For all I care, they could put kangaroo in the burgersWasn't there some scandal with McDonalds back the late 70s about using 'roo meat?
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.
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"?
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
WhyteRaven74: eraser8: Are horses less delicious than cows?from what I've heard it's quite tasty
eraser8: Are horses less delicious than cows?
jaylectricity: Hmm...I wonder what that tastes like.
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