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    Default Horse Meat

    Not sure what all the fuss is about horse meat. If you eat meat, what is the difference. Why just pick on the cows and pigs. Is it because we see the horse as a useful tool to be exploited in other ways racing, working etc. including the pet scenario. Is it because we get emotionally attached to horses because some people find them beautiful, elegant even. What about Deer... (Bambi) What about Rabbit.. (Thumper)... Then there is the Chicken... Turkey, Duck.

    Where and how do we draw these lines of acceptability in what to eat?


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    There shouldn't be any lines.... If you want to eat it then you should be allowed to eat it....
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    I don't think that there is anything wrong with eating horse meat.
    What I do think is wrong about the recent burger story, is the fact that it wasn't made clear to people what they were buying and were therefore unable to make an informed choice.

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    I'll try owt once, if I like it I'll have it again, if not then I just don't get it again.

    Ostritch, crocodile, kangaroo, frogs legs are just a few that I tried and loved. Really didnae like baby octopus though.
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    I wonder what Tesco will eventually do with all those burgers? I read there were 10 million now going to be thrown away yet they are ok to eat. A bit of a waste when folks are starving.
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    I would'nt want to eat Horse. That is my choice. If you buy Beef Burgers, that is what you should get. Not a bit of Horse or Pig, thrown in for good measure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rheghead View Post
    I wonder what Tesco will eventually do with all those burgers? I read there were 10 million now going to be thrown away yet they are ok to eat. A bit of a waste when folks are starving.
    Any idea where they are throwing them away as my dogs aint fussy

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    In Sweden you can buy horsemeat called "hamburgarekött" - it's smoked sliced horsemeat usually bought pre-packed like ham or salami here. It is delicious, specially in a dark rye sandwich with horseradish (that is an unintended pun!). In Denmark I bought minced horsemeat that I made into a delicious chill-con-carne. What went wrong here was that people thought it was pure beef they were buying, not contaminated with horsemeat or pork.
    I must add that I've had horses myself and really enjoyed being with them just as much as I enjoy bringing up my pet lambs and calves that later go to slaughter.

    Yes, Angel - Where and how do we draw these lines of acceptability in what to eat? It is a personal choice but as a consumer/shopper we need to know 100% what we are buying.

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    Default The Tesco incident was the prompt to my question.

    I understand the 'need to know' thing. What I am trying to establish is why is horsemeat so very different in so many peoples eyes. Why do they see the animal different?

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    Its about choice...and the fact the true ingredients were not mentioned.
    You choose what you want to eat....i.e. if I want to eat beef and buy a pack stating 100% beef it ought to be beef in the packet.
    Sometimes its about religion ...no pork ...has to be halal etc..
    I have eaten ostrich, venison, reindeer, rabbit, snake, smoked eel and croc but that was by choice not by sneaking in ingredients without my knowledge!
    There was an outrage a while back about zebu .........
    Saying that my parents are quite happy with mutton being goat where they are!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rheghead View Post
    I wonder what Tesco will eventually do with all those burgers?
    As they look and taste like plastic I would turn them into "My little Pony's" ready in time for next Christmas presents!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corrie 3 View Post
    As they look and taste like plastic I would turn them into "My little Pony's" ready in time for next Christmas presents!!

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    Wouldn't surprise me if they were repackaged and shipped out to a country with people who will happily eat horse meat

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    Horse Meat is called beef also.Therefore no one was lying

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    Soup kitchen?
    Homeless shelter ?
    Oh no they will go the same way as the veg and other consumables that is still fit for consumption....but not bought and guess what?
    BINNED....and the bins policed for raiding!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mi16 View Post
    Horse Meat is called beef also.Therefore no one was lying
    maybe in other countries but certainly not the UK.

    beef

    [beef] Show IPA noun, plural beeves [beevz] Show IPA , for 2; beefs for 4, verb.
    noun 1. the flesh of a cow, steer, or bull raised and killed for its meat.


    2. an adult cow, steer, or bull raised for its meat.


    3. Informal. a. brawn; muscular strength.

    b. strength; power.

    c. weight, as of a person.

    d. human flesh.



    4. Slang. a. a complaint.

    b. an argument or dispute.




    verb (used without object) 5. Slang. to complain; grumble.

    Although the mention of using beef to relate to human flesh kinda scares me


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    My wife likes beef burgers from morrisons with red wine and i like tesco value beef burgers with red rum

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    That's neigh funny

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    I don't really see the problem in it all, I understand the religious issues wit pork but what's really the difference between eating a horse or a cow?

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    I dunno what the fuss is about Tesco burgers- I've heard they're great as part of a stable diet

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    Quote Originally Posted by mi16 View Post
    I don't really see the problem in it all, I understand the religious issues wit pork but what's really the difference between eating a horse or a cow?
    It's a moot point - according to the naysayers....

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