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(Independent)   You know that story about hamburgers made from horse meat? You want the good news or the bad news?   (independent.co.uk) divider line 92
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2013-02-11 10:35:38 AM

Stoker: I understand there is no nutritional value in horse/donkey. You can eat it, but your body would not be getting any benefit.
Seems like the right kind of meat for dieting.


It's meat. All meat has nutrional value, even you were just sucking dick.
 
2013-02-11 10:41:39 AM
Ass burgers.
 
2013-02-11 10:45:33 AM
I would love to try some horse meat some time.
 
2013-02-11 10:46:21 AM
Red Meat in general is pretty tough on your intestines, but something about horse meat is tougher. Only time I've had horse meat, it took me out for about a day.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-02-11 11:04:32 AM
Whats next one may well wonder?

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"The tenants arrive in the entrance hall here, and are carried along the corridor on a conveyor belt in extreme comfort and past murals depicting Mediterranean scenes, towards the rotating knives. The last twenty feet of the corridor are heavily soundproofed. The blood pours down these chutes and the mangled flesh slurps into these... "
 
2013-02-11 11:06:06 AM

Smokey the Bare: "It came from abattoirs in Romania through a dealer in Cyprus working through another dealer in Holland to a meat plant in the south of France which sold it to a French-owned factory in Luxembourg which made it into frozen meals sold in supermarkets in 16 countries."

I don't know why, but I love the "mystery meat web" so much.


It's fascinating, isn't it? To me it's like a Dan Brown book. I can't wait to see the next chapter.
 
2013-02-11 11:06:58 AM
Terrydatroll: BalugaJoe: Phenylbutazone

Only horses who have injuries or infections are administered Phenylbutazone. Not only would it not be administered to a horse who is bound for slaughter, it also only stays in the bloodstream for 5 days. It would be very rare for someone to administer this very expensive remedy to a horse that was going to be slaughtered within days, plus the amount of Phen that a human would ingest when eating a horseburger is astronomically small and would have no ill effect.

While I agree that the comment by BJ was horseshiat, this is Romania we're talking about.  Horse meat somehow wound up in the European food chain, no one can really say for sure what was in it.  The horses were slaughtered for practical reasons, I doubt there was much veterinary oversight in the matter.
 
2013-02-11 11:10:11 AM
First world problems...meat comes from animals we like

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Third world problems...where's the beef
 
2013-02-11 11:19:36 AM

Stoker: I understand there is no nutritional value in horse/donkey. You can eat it, but your body would not be getting any benefit.
Seems like the right kind of meat for dieting.


You've been mis-informed.
People have been eating horse meat for centuries.
 
2013-02-11 11:21:25 AM
Savage Americans just don't understand fine cuisine
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two asses and an elephant...
 
2013-02-11 11:27:16 AM

clane: Savage Americans just don't understand fine cuisine
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two asses and an elephant...


Congratulations. I now literally have grape juice in my keyboard and my keys are starting to stick. You're a jerk.
 
2013-02-11 11:34:31 AM
Approves...
www.millionaireplayboy.com
/now who wants an offal waffle?
 
2013-02-11 11:35:32 AM

Stoker: I understand there is no nutritional value in horse/donkey. You can eat it, but your body would not be getting any benefit.


If you eat very lean meat and nothing else you will eventually become sick. It's usually associated with rabbits.

Also, regarding the article, Simpsons did it.
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2013-02-11 11:41:42 AM
casb (cool ass-story burro):
a german coworker, when i was stationed at ramstein airbase, had a salami and crackers for lunch. when i asked him about his simple meal, he explained it was an old recipe, hard to find these days, made with donkey meat, and that this salami cost him $12 (a normal pork salami that size may have been less than 1/2 that price)

he offered me a slice on a cracker, and being the adventurous eater i am, i graciously accepted. it was more "gamey" and rich than a traditional pork salami. it was a darker deeper red also. it was good, if a bit over-salty, but i couldn't see myself paying the price just to say i eat donkey salami
 
2013-02-11 11:51:26 AM
realbikers.com
 
2013-02-11 12:21:10 PM
I'm amazed donkey meat can go through 8 middlemen and be cheaper than normal meat.
 
2013-02-11 12:30:19 PM
Wait what?
Some derpy here for sure.
Euros eat horsemeat on purpose but they don't want it mixed with or passed off as cow. OK, Cool
Hell when I was stationed in Belgium I had "crazy ass grill" parties where I'd grill up greats such as zebra, ostrich, wild boar and GASP, horse.
 
2013-02-11 12:45:16 PM

Hoboclown: I tried a horse steak in Iceland a couple years ago, it was pretty good, tasted like a beef flank steak.

What's the actual outrage? People have anthropomorphized horses to a point where it's sad to think of them as food?


It made people think for a minute about how they totally don't know where their food has come from.
 
2013-02-11 12:53:10 PM
Wow, I would have expected meat suppliers and restaurateurs to have kicked the branding-machine into gear by this point.

"It's not horse-burger, it's Hindu-Safe(TM) Burger!"

That kind of thing.  It's The Jungle all over again, except they can count on us not to care if they give us a 5% off coupon once in a while to say they're sorry...
 
2013-02-11 01:02:37 PM

bungle_jr: casb (cool ass-story burro):
a german coworker, when i was stationed at ramstein airbase, had a salami and crackers for lunch. when i asked him about his simple meal, he explained it was an old recipe, hard to find these days, made with donkey meat, and that this salami cost him $12 (a normal pork salami that size may have been less than 1/2 that price)

he offered me a slice on a cracker, and being the adventurous eater i am, i graciously accepted. it was more "gamey" and rich than a traditional pork salami. it was a darker deeper red also. it was good, if a bit over-salty, but i couldn't see myself paying the price just to say i eat donkey salami


There's places in the states that make wild boar salami.  If you ever get the chance, try some.  It's probably reminiscent of that donkey salami, in that it's very flavorful in comparison to pork.  And not expensive for a traditional cured salami, either.
 
2013-02-11 01:07:00 PM

Skirl Hutsenreiter: bungle_jr: casb (cool ass-story burro):
a german coworker, when i was stationed at ramstein airbase, had a salami and crackers for lunch. when i asked him about his simple meal, he explained it was an old recipe, hard to find these days, made with donkey meat, and that this salami cost him $12 (a normal pork salami that size may have been less than 1/2 that price)

he offered me a slice on a cracker, and being the adventurous eater i am, i graciously accepted. it was more "gamey" and rich than a traditional pork salami. it was a darker deeper red also. it was good, if a bit over-salty, but i couldn't see myself paying the price just to say i eat donkey salami

There's places in the states that make wild boar salami.  If you ever get the chance, try some.  It's probably reminiscent of that donkey salami, in that it's very flavorful in comparison to pork.  And not expensive for a traditional cured salami, either.


i've been told wild boar can be good eats, just never have found the opportunity to try
 
2013-02-11 01:42:41 PM

Kyosuke: So that's why that burger tasted like ass.


and we're done here.
 
2013-02-11 03:04:40 PM
Horse meat. Donkey meat.
If it tastes good I don't care.
 
2013-02-11 03:25:24 PM

WTFDYW: I would love to try some horse meat some time.


I recommend trying it.  I tried horse meat in Korea.  I was surprised it was actually quite good.  Tasted like pork.  Much better than the whale I had at the same meal.

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2013-02-11 03:43:17 PM
Sounds like some kinda European version of Donkey Con.

I'm not playin'.
 
2013-02-11 04:41:56 PM

Ivo Shandor: If you eat very lean meat and nothing else you will eventually become sick. It's usually associated with rabbits.


Your emphasis on "and nothing else" makes me think you may be a fan of  QI?

/Some fine trolling of Stephen Fry right there.
 
2013-02-11 05:17:46 PM

bungle_jr: i've been told wild boar can be good eats, just never have found the opportunity to try


Try it in a "friendly" form, like a sausage/hot dog.
 
2013-02-11 05:52:38 PM
Horse can't be any worse than buffalo jerky.
 
2013-02-11 06:51:15 PM

Terrydatroll: iron de havilland: BalugaJoe: Horse meat contains Phenylbutazone which is not good for human consumption.

Horse meat may contain phenylbutazone if the horse from which the meat came was treated with phenylbutazone.

Such meat is not considered safe for human consumption within the EU.

LOL.

And I don't get subby's headline. If you're eating equine meat, how is donkey worse than horse?

/Other than the fact that it tastes like ass.

Absolutely nothing is wrong with eating donkey. It is a very lean, healthy source of protein.


Yeah, but I'd kinda like to think that when I order beef, I get beef.  No problem with horse or donkey (I'd just have to be drunk to eat it the first time, but that's pretty much the way I find new foods, on epic drunks), but REAL problem with the lack of truth in advertising.
 
2013-02-11 06:53:01 PM

Kyosuke: So that's why that burger tasted like ass.


My "I submitted this with a better headline" in two :/
 
2013-02-11 06:58:41 PM

Broktun: bungle_jr: i've been told wild boar can be good eats, just never have found the opportunity to try

Try it in a "friendly" form, like a sausage/hot dog.


Wild boar is excellent if you limit the size to less than  100 pounds, although you can go bigger with a sow. Wild boar over 100 pounds can often be unpalatable unless they are castrated and left living for a year or two. Interestingly all swine in America are feral since the only natural hog-like creatures that existed in North or South America were javolina, also called peccary.
 
2013-02-11 07:18:47 PM

Gordon Bennett: [www.remix64.com image 300x246]


*R.I.P.Donkey-tshirt.jpeg*

/damnit, couldn't find a pic, but have the shirt
 
2013-02-11 07:29:19 PM

ScShag: WTFDYW: I would love to try some horse meat some time.

I recommend trying it.  I tried horse meat in Korea.  I was surprised it was actually quite good.  Tasted like pork.  Much better than the whale I had at the same meal.

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Are you sure that wasn't dog meat instead?
 
2013-02-11 09:31:31 PM

Terrydatroll: Absolutely nothing is wrong with eating donkey. It is a very lean, healthy source of protein.


But what do you have to actually order if you want donkey?
 
2013-02-11 09:51:25 PM
Aside from labeling accuracy issues, I'm not getting what the bad news is here.
 
2013-02-11 10:43:11 PM

Dragonflew: Terrydatroll: Absolutely nothing is wrong with eating donkey. It is a very lean, healthy source of protein.

But what do you have to actually order if you want donkey?


Since in Modern English, the German word is the animal, the French word is the meat, cheval?
 
2013-02-12 12:10:37 AM

sumida sublight: Aside from labeling accuracy issues, I'm not getting what the bad news is here.


The good news it's not horse meat. The bad news is it's donkey meat.
 
2013-02-12 01:14:11 AM

Triumph: sumida sublight: Aside from labeling accuracy issues, I'm not getting what the bad news is here.

The good news it's not horse meat. The bad news is it's donkey meat.


I get that the meat is donkey. What I don't get is why that's supposed to be bad, beyond the labels being inaccurate.
 
2013-02-12 07:44:14 AM

sumida sublight: Triumph: sumida sublight: Aside from labeling accuracy issues, I'm not getting what the bad news is here.

The good news it's not horse meat. The bad news is it's donkey meat.

I get that the meat is donkey. What I don't get is why that's supposed to be bad, beyond the labels being inaccurate.


because it's not bacon
 
2013-02-12 04:37:12 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: sumida sublight: Triumph: sumida sublight: Aside from labeling accuracy issues, I'm not getting what the bad news is here.

The good news it's not horse meat. The bad news is it's donkey meat.

I get that the meat is donkey. What I don't get is why that's supposed to be bad, beyond the labels being inaccurate.

because it's not bacon


I'd make and ass out of myself for bacon.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-02-12 06:41:56 PM

Dragonflew: Terrydatroll: Absolutely nothing is wrong with eating donkey. It is a very lean, healthy source of protein.

But what do you have to actually order if you want donkey?


"How 'bout a nice piece-a ass?"
 
2013-02-13 10:48:52 AM

sumida sublight: Triumph: sumida sublight: Aside from labeling accuracy issues, I'm not getting what the bad news is here.

The good news it's not horse meat. The bad news is it's donkey meat.

I get that the meat is donkey. What I don't get is why that's supposed to be bad, beyond the labels being inaccurate.


Might as well inject some seriousness for a moment. The issue isn't so much that it's labelled wrongly, the issue is that nobody knew anything about it. It would be one thing if the people manufacturing the food were deliberately sneaking in horse because it was cheaper, or they accidentally put the lamb dish meat into their beef meal due to a production cock-up at the factory. But, here nobody knew what kind of animal was in the meat, let alone where that animal came from. They didn't know it was happening before the DNA tests and so don't know how long it's been happening. They could be diseased, or filled with harmful drugs - things that wouldn't get noticed on any normal tests if the drug or disease were not normally present in cattle. Most equine meat is meant for pet food or other uses, so it may not be fit for human consumption even without those factors. Those things can cause problems, especially with children commonly eating such meals.

Personally, I wouldn't mind going into a supermarket and seeing a bit of horse steak on the shelves. I'd try it quite happily. But if that steak said "beef" and was originally intended to go into a tin of dog food because human were never meant to eat it? Now we have a problem...
 
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