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(Fox News)   UK shoppers are now buying less meat after the horse meat scandal. Come on, how bad can horse meat be when you are living where they serve haggis, eel pie and crappit head?   (foxnews.com) divider line 96
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2013-02-20 08:56:10 AM
Horse = bad, but Blood pudding = yummy?
 
2013-02-20 09:03:45 AM
No horse meat or blood pudding for me.  Angus steak and pork chops are good enough.
 
2013-02-20 09:04:54 AM
For the last time... the problem isn't that horse meat is icky. The problem is that "assorted mystery meats bought off the back of some shady Romanian's truck" are icky.  That and the apparent scale of the problem.
 
2013-02-20 09:05:09 AM
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2013-02-20 09:06:00 AM
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HuHuHuHu... You said Crappit
 
2013-02-20 09:06:23 AM

The First Four Katy Perry Albums: For the last time... the problem isn't that horse meat is icky. The problem is that "assorted mystery meats bought off the back of some shady Romanian's truck" are icky.  That and the apparent scale of the problem.


No, it's the farking false advertising and outright lying.  100% Beef is not 100% horse meat.
 
2013-02-20 09:06:44 AM
"...haggis, eel pie and crappit head?"

And kidney pie.  Don't forget the kidney pie.
 
2013-02-20 09:07:43 AM
What is so wrong with eating horse?  I assume that there is some taboo because if you were on a farm and had to eat a horse you were pretty hard up, but with how they over process meat these days I would assume that you couldn't taste the difference.
 
2013-02-20 09:09:46 AM
The vegi-terrorists have won?
 
2013-02-20 09:09:49 AM
Blood pudding and kidney pie?

You've never been to the UK have you?
 
2013-02-20 09:10:18 AM
As long as they don't screw up the bacon and sausage I don't care about the other stuff.

/Tried "pizza" in Scotland, once.
 
2013-02-20 09:11:03 AM
Wild guess:

Subby comes from a country where hot dogs are consumed voraciously.
 
2013-02-20 09:11:25 AM

fo_sho!: Blood pudding and kidney pie?

You've never been to the UK have you?


Yeah, that's a step up from what they usually eat.

/Marmite, blech
 
2013-02-20 09:11:33 AM

Citrate1007: What is so wrong with eating horse?  I assume that there is some taboo because if you were on a farm and had to eat a horse you were pretty hard up, but with how they over process meat these days I would assume that you couldn't taste the difference.


A horse has personality...
 
2013-02-20 09:11:33 AM
they should be rejoicing it's actually meat
 
2013-02-20 09:11:50 AM
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2013-02-20 09:12:32 AM
I saw a European news report state that the only way to tell horsemeat from beef was to test it in a lab, so I think the answer is it's not really bad at all.
 
2013-02-20 09:12:52 AM

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Citrate1007: What is so wrong with eating horse?

Agreed. I eat a horse every night.

 
2013-02-20 09:13:42 AM
I was at a restaurant the other day, and I happened to look over during the meal and see a waitress taking an order, and I found myself wondering what kind of food they were ordering. Their meat. Odds are they were probably ordering just a basic cheeseburger. But I started thinking, well, maybe they ordered a smothered pork chop. Maybe it's a bacon wrapped filet. Maybe it's something really delicious that I don't even know about. You know? And I started feeling...

/What?
//I thought we were in the trust tree, in the nest.
///Are we not?
 
2013-02-20 09:14:56 AM
Whar spotted dick?
 
2013-02-20 09:15:22 AM

Mad_Radhu: Citrate1007: What is so wrong with eating horse?  I assume that there is some taboo because if you were on a farm and had to eat a horse you were pretty hard up, but with how they over process meat these days I would assume that you couldn't taste the difference.

A horse has personality...


You need to get outside more.  Ever been around a pig?  Goats have personalities, cattle even have personalities.
 
2013-02-20 09:16:01 AM

NutWrench: As long as they don't screw up the bacon and sausage I don't care about the other stuff.


Man man who eats sausage may not be choosy about the source of meats.
 
2013-02-20 09:16:45 AM

poe_zlaw: You need to get outside more. Ever been around a pig? Goats have personalities, cattle even have personalities.



He'd have to be one charmin' motherfarking cow!
 
2013-02-20 09:16:58 AM
the  problem wasn't the fact that it's horse meat -

the problem was that it's entirely unregulated livestock that may have been full of not safe for human consumption medicines and what not. oh and the false advertising.

I wouldn't be surprised if the demand for horse meat actually went up after this - assuming it was actually bred as livestock and not some poor race or farm horse that wasn't never meant for consumption,
 
2013-02-20 09:18:10 AM
In America, they can add up to 30% fake meat and be allowed to keep the label as 100% beef.
 
2013-02-20 09:19:35 AM

The First Four Katy Perry Albums: For the last time... the problem isn't that horse meat is icky. The problem is that "assorted mystery meats bought off the back of some shady Romanian's truck" are icky.  That and the apparent scale of the problem.


I think that is a lot of the problem.  Mislabeling.  They labelled it as "beef" and it wasn't even close.  Mystery Meat.  Do you know exactly what it is you are eating?

Also, to a US audience, horsemeat on it's own is bad.  There is a strong cultural prohibition against eating horse in much/most of the US.  Probably worse around here because I live in a place where there is a strong tradition of raising horses, and they are something of a cultural treasure to us.

We'll engage in the tasty, tasty murder of cows all day, eat chicken in ridiculous bulk, wolf down bacon like no tomorrow, and treat lamb as a delicacy.  Horses, cats and dogs, however are strong taboos.  Those are animals associated with companionship and work, not food.  I don't think this taboo exists in the UK (I remember going there on a high school trip in the mid '90's and being warned repeatedly to avoid fast food, the tour guides told us they used horsemeat in the burgers, which was enough to make sure not a single kid wanted to eat at McDonalds).
 
2013-02-20 09:22:38 AM

NutWrench: As long as they don't screw up the bacon and sausage I don't care about the other stuff.

/Tried "pizza" in Scotland, once.


I love English food (really) but they cannot do a decent pizza to save their lives. You think it's going to be okay, and then they go ahead and slap turkey and sweetcorn on it.

But Marmite is delicious.
 
2013-02-20 09:22:47 AM
As far as my experience with horse meat goes, it's usually quite tasty, slightly sweeter than beef but also a lot leaner. Really good, in fact, though it may also have a tendency to be tougher. A good mallet or marinade can tenderize it beautifully so if you ever have the option of buying some horse steaks at a butcher, go for it!

/meat is murder!
//delicious, succulent murder...
 
2013-02-20 09:22:54 AM
I will grant that various incomprehensible savages do eat (and apparently relish) both haggis and eel, but nobody has consumed crappit heid since about 1823.
 
2013-02-20 09:23:28 AM

rickythepenguin: poe_zlaw: You need to get outside more. Ever been around a pig? Goats have personalities, cattle even have personalities.


He'd have to be one charmin' motherfarking cow!


He'd have to be 10 times more charming than that Elsie from the Borden ads, you know what I'm saying?
 
2013-02-20 09:25:51 AM
No sir, I don't like it.
 
2013-02-20 09:26:55 AM
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2013-02-20 09:26:56 AM

Silverstaff: Probably worse around here because I live in a place where there is a strong tradition of raising horses, and they are something of a cultural treasure to us.


I'm going to guess you live in Ky too.
 
2013-02-20 09:26:59 AM

Silverstaff: I don't think this taboo exists in the UK


You are mistaken...

(I remember going there on a high school trip in the mid '90's and being warned repeatedly to avoid fast food, the tour guides told us they used horsemeat in the burgers, which was enough to make sure not a single kid wanted to eat at McDonalds).

...and seemingly quite gullible.
 
2013-02-20 09:27:26 AM

ZurkisPhreek: As far as my experience with horse meat goes, it's usually quite tasty, slightly sweeter than beef but also a lot leaner. Really good, in fact, though it may also have a tendency to be tougher.


Funny, that's also how i describe that night i spent with Sarah Jessica Parker
 
2013-02-20 09:27:31 AM
Q. (a) Do Brits have bad teeth because they eat mushy food? OR (b) Do they eat mushy food because they have bad teeth?
 
2013-02-20 09:27:32 AM

Citrate1007: What is so wrong with eating horse?  I assume that there is some taboo because if you were on a farm and had to eat a horse you were pretty hard up, but with how they over process meat these days I would assume that you couldn't taste the difference.


The drugs they pump into horses are not the same drugs they pump into cattle.
 
2013-02-20 09:28:21 AM
Don't forget the clotted cream.

/loves me some clotted cream
 
2013-02-20 09:29:19 AM

bborchar: fo_sho!: Blood pudding and kidney pie?

You've never been to the UK have you?

Yeah, that's a step up from what they usually eat.

/Marmite, blech


You have clearly revealed yourself to have no knowledge of food. Marmite is the world's greatest secret ingredient for Chili.
 
2013-02-20 09:29:19 AM
I like my horse meat with a side of pinto beans
 
2013-02-20 09:31:24 AM
As far as "quality" British cuisine goes - horse meat in near the top of the list - right above boiled spam and arm chairs
 
2013-02-20 09:32:56 AM

Inigo: Citrate1007: What is so wrong with eating horse?  I assume that there is some taboo because if you were on a farm and had to eat a horse you were pretty hard up, but with how they over process meat these days I would assume that you couldn't taste the difference.

The drugs they pump into horses are not the same drugs they pump into cattle.


Exactly. Meat not intended for human consumption has all kinds of problems. Not to mention, when a company is so sloppy can't even keep their product to the one species they claim, what else managed to slip in there.
 
2013-02-20 09:33:23 AM
To be really tender, a side of horse meat must hang for at least 30 days.
 
2013-02-20 09:35:06 AM

Silverstaff: I don't think this taboo exists in the UK (I remember going there on a high school trip in the mid '90's and being warned repeatedly to avoid fast food, the tour guides told us they used horsemeat in the burgers, which was enough to make sure not a single kid wanted to eat at McDonalds).


Horsemeat is not banned in the UK, but it is rarely eaten by the majority of the population (as this has been true for decades), but a certain amount is available (mostly imported).
 
2013-02-20 09:36:10 AM
You can lead a horse to slaughter but you can't make people think it's beef.
 
2013-02-20 09:37:58 AM
here in switzerland, you can get horse meat steaks in virtually every supermarket. sometimes rabbit too.

you can get horse salami and cured horse meat as well.

aint no thang.

this is a scandal because its misleading not coz horses are disgusting animals to eat or anything.

anyways serves these people right for eating nasty prepackaged frozen bs food.
 
2013-02-20 09:42:21 AM

Lost Thought 00: In America, they can add up to 30% fake meat and be allowed to keep the label as 100% beef.


My brother in law (of course) once told me that there was actually no beef in McDonald's burgers and that the reason they could claim there was is because the company they buy their meat from is called "100% Beef".

/true story
 
2013-02-20 09:44:55 AM
Oonagi (eel meat) is delicious.  That is all.
 
2013-02-20 09:49:06 AM

Inigo:The drugs they pump into horses are not the same drugs they pump into cattle.

Of the 1000's of horses slaughtered in the UK, 8 were found to have contained Phenylbutazone and the highest concentration? 1.6mg per kg. There is literally no danger at all.

Far worrying are parasites in pork that swim into your eye...

FirstNationalBastard: Horse = bad, but Blood pudding = yummy?


Blood soaked flesh = yummy, blood = bad?

Black pudding isn't amazingly popular in the UK anyway
 
2013-02-20 09:52:43 AM

abigsmurf: Inigo:The drugs they pump into horses are not the same drugs they pump into cattle.

Of the 1000's of horses slaughtered in the UK, 8 were found to have contained Phenylbutazone and the highest concentration? 1.6mg per kg. There is literally no danger at all.

Far worrying are parasites in pork that swim into your eye...



No danger to your strawman maybe. In the real world it's a problem. The horse meat didn't come from the UK...Romania IIRC.
 
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