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2023-01-24 2:10:39 PM  
It's all a matter of social training and social taboos.   In Europe, horse meat has a regular place on menus.  In Korea, for a long time dog was offered at various restaurants.  Societal complaints have reduced but not eliminated dog on certain menus at certain times of year.
 
2023-01-24 2:12:26 PM  
IKEA meatballs are now fully stocked.
 
2023-01-24 2:15:21 PM  
I have never understood the horror people feel about eating horse. They're tall cows that are probably not as smart as pigs. The ban on horse slaughter in the US just means that horses get shipped out of the country to be killed, but they still get killed. And eaten.
 
2023-01-24 2:18:05 PM  
Is that even illegal in Florida? A quick Google search suggests that producing horse meat is legal there as long as it's clearly marked.
 
2023-01-24 2:20:30 PM  
Great, first eggs now glue is gonna get expensive.
 
2023-01-24 2:20:45 PM  
I raised goats and cows as a kid.  Cows can have as much personality as many dogs, horses too have personalities.  People have zero issues slaughtering cows, but horses get people all up in arms.
 
2023-01-24 2:23:31 PM  
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2023-01-24 2:25:02 PM  

Habitual Cynic: It's all a matter of social training and social taboos.   In Europe, horse meat has a regular place on menus.  In Korea, for a long time dog was offered at various restaurants.  Societal complaints have reduced but not eliminated dog on certain menus at certain times of year.


Meh. Europe freaked the fark out when they found out their beef was full of horse meat some years ago. They ended up throwing a bunch away. Personally, I hate horses, and would not hesitate to eat them. I wonder if there is a veal version of horse meat out there...
 
2023-01-24 2:29:13 PM  

Subtonic: I wonder if there is a veal version of horse meat out there...


I know a place where you can get a filly cheese steak...
 
2023-01-24 2:31:19 PM  

PirateKing: Subtonic: I wonder if there is a veal version of horse meat out there...

I know a place where you can get a filly cheese steak...


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2023-01-24 2:31:25 PM  

Subtonic: I wonder if there is a veal version of horse meat out there...


Not very squeamish, no particular love of horses, but I gotta say trying basashi (that's raw ice-cold horse sashimi) was pretty visceral all the same.
 
2023-01-24 2:31:28 PM  

PirateKing: Subtonic: I wonder if there is a veal version of horse meat out there...

I know a place where you can get a filly cheese steak...


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2023-01-24 2:32:10 PM  
"No, we aren't slaughtering the horses, we're slaughtering the whoreseson this farm."
"Oh, right. Carry on then."
 
2023-01-24 2:42:22 PM  
 
2023-01-24 2:44:42 PM  
"Look, it's the weirdest thing. The entire section of the barn set aside for underperforming horses just..vanished."
 
2023-01-24 2:46:40 PM  
I have mentioned before, I don't get the way horse  owners  I know sell and  trade their horses often, sometimes only after a year, like cars on lease, instead of a family pet and companion. I think they give the horse affection, but more like the affection you might have for an inanimate tool or classic car. It's something totally alien to me. We only ever owned typical pets but we understood it was for the life of the animal, which is why you carefully consider before committing to a pet.

Feeling blue: our awesome four year old parakeet is slowly dying from a series of mysterious viral infections and nothing we've tried has done anything but slow his decline. He's more than a pet, he's family. Amazing to me, just how much personality and intelligence can fit into a creature with a brain not much bigger than a pea. There are some people I've met who don't measure up as well. We usually keep a bird over ten years until they die of old age. Only four years for this amazing little guy feels tragic to us. He's plucky and may yet rally, but the odds are very low. And he's still cheerful and playful as always; a golden retriever in a bird suit.

And now the cage area needs some dust removal.

But my horse owning acquaintance? Eh, the horses come and go.... Weird to me.
 
2023-01-24 2:48:14 PM  
I believe everything I read on Nextdoor. Especially about the hispanic guy down the street who sometimes suspiciously parks on the street instead of his driveway. What's that guy up to? Nothing good.
 
2023-01-24 2:55:09 PM  
My grandfather ate horse meat as he sailed across the Atlantic in 1942 on his way to kill Nazis.  So with horses and Nazis so plentiful in Florida, I understand them being nervous there might be a horse-eating, Nazi killer on the loose.
 
2023-01-24 2:57:19 PM  

Any Pie Left: I have mentioned before, I don't get the way horse  owners  I know sell and  trade their horses often, sometimes only after a year, like cars on lease, instead of a family pet and companion. I think they give the horse affection, but more like the affection you might have for an inanimate tool or classic car. It's something totally alien to me. We only ever owned typical pets but we understood it was for the life of the animal, which is why you carefully consider before committing to a pet.

Feeling blue: our awesome four year old parakeet is slowly dying from a series of mysterious viral infections and nothing we've tried has done anything but slow his decline. He's more than a pet, he's family. Amazing to me, just how much personality and intelligence can fit into a creature with a brain not much bigger than a pea. There are some people I've met who don't measure up as well. We usually keep a bird over ten years until they die of old age. Only four years for this amazing little guy feels tragic to us. He's plucky and may yet rally, but the odds are very low. And he's still cheerful and playful as always; a golden retriever in a bird suit.

And now the cage area needs some dust removal.

But my horse owning acquaintance? Eh, the horses come and go.... Weird to me.


If it makes you feel better, I follow a couple of Facebook pages about Gypsy Vanner horses. The owners and breeders seem to believe they are just big hairy dogs with hooves. Which they are, but also beautiful animals.
 
2023-01-24 2:57:50 PM  
Dave's Quality Horse Meat "If it's not Dave's it's ass"
 
2023-01-24 3:01:42 PM  

gonegirl: I have never understood the horror people feel about eating horse. They're tall cows that are probably not as smart as pigs. The ban on horse slaughter in the US just means that horses get shipped out of the country to be killed, but they still get killed. And eaten.


Some of it goes back to when horses were proper work animals. There's a creep factor in eating your employees.
 
2023-01-24 3:04:02 PM  
A quick Google gives me a list of Florida slaughterhouses that process horse.
 
2023-01-24 3:08:34 PM  

skyotter: A quick Google gives me a list of Florida slaughterhouses that process horse.


Yeah, the remains have uses.
 
2023-01-24 3:08:43 PM  
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2023-01-24 3:25:18 PM  

Any Pie Left: I have mentioned before, I don't get the way horse  owners  I know sell and  trade their horses often, sometimes only after a year, like cars on lease, instead of a family pet and companion. I think they give the horse affection, but more like the affection you might have for an inanimate tool or classic car. It's something totally alien to me. We only ever owned typical pets but we understood it was for the life of the animal, which is why you carefully consider before committing to a pet.

Feeling blue: our awesome four year old parakeet is slowly dying from a series of mysterious viral infections and nothing we've tried has done anything but slow his decline. He's more than a pet, he's family. Amazing to me, just how much personality and intelligence can fit into a creature with a brain not much bigger than a pea. There are some people I've met who don't measure up as well. We usually keep a bird over ten years until they die of old age. Only four years for this amazing little guy feels tragic to us. He's plucky and may yet rally, but the odds are very low. And he's still cheerful and playful as always; a golden retriever in a bird suit.

And now the cage area needs some dust removal.

But my horse owning acquaintance? Eh, the horses come and go.... Weird to me.


My grandfather was a horse breeder.  He raised Belgians.  They were just livestock.  You breed and sell them.  I don't think he was ever attached.
 
2023-01-24 3:30:19 PM  
I always assumed that they cost more and wouldn't take over the meat industry
 
2023-01-24 3:33:16 PM  
Needed something to bargain with the French to send aid to Ukraine.
 
2023-01-24 3:44:51 PM  

Another Government Employee: gonegirl: I have never understood the horror people feel about eating horse. They're tall cows that are probably not as smart as pigs. The ban on horse slaughter in the US just means that horses get shipped out of the country to be killed, but they still get killed. And eaten.

Some of it goes back to when horses were proper work animals. There's a creep factor in eating your employees.


And it wasn't horses raised for meat. The horse meat available was horses put down from old age or injury, so the stigma was that the meat was basically trash.
 
2023-01-24 3:50:26 PM  
I'll say it: horse meat is farking delicious.
 
2023-01-24 3:59:19 PM  

Greg Tolan: I'll say it: horse meat is farking delicious.


Mr. Ed got a bit too lippy to Wilbur one day...
 
2023-01-24 4:13:36 PM  

Subtonic: Habitual Cynic: It's all a matter of social training and social taboos.   In Europe, horse meat has a regular place on menus.  In Korea, for a long time dog was offered at various restaurants.  Societal complaints have reduced but not eliminated dog on certain menus at certain times of year.

Meh. Europe freaked the fark out when they found out their beef was full of horse meat some years ago. They ended up throwing a bunch away. Personally, I hate horses, and would not hesitate to eat them. I wonder if there is a veal version of horse meat out there...


You want to get full eating foal?
 
2023-01-24 4:15:22 PM  

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2023-01-24 4:19:47 PM  

PirateKing: Subtonic: I wonder if there is a veal version of horse meat out there...

I know a place where you can get a filly cheese steak...


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