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germany cdu party mislabelled meats consumer affairs ministry

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#16 tiagosilva29

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:42

I have no problem with that.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:47

That's just sick. Not much different than grinding up freshly dead people, wouldn't want to waste good meat. No sicker really.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:51

it's not that bad. It's a leaner, gamier, meat. It's probably more healthy than beef and likely doesn't have the added problems of steroids, growth hormones, and antibiotics thrown it at like candy.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:54

That's just sick. Not much different than grinding up freshly dead people, wouldn't want to waste good meat. No sicker really.

Human Meat Gotta try that

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:55

That's just sick. Not much different than grinding up freshly dead people, wouldn't want to waste good meat. No sicker really.


Have you tried it? I have, it's not bad, it actually tastes like other meat out there. So lets just throw away good, eatable meat rather than give it away to families that need it. Yeah right..

If you would only know that people in some Balkan countries actually eat it day to day..oh god those cannibals, how dare they.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:06

It's quite common in much of Europe, nothing wrong with it at all. The problem here is mislabelling.


Actually the problem is that they used old work and race horses, which aren't bred for food and are full of drugs. Also the meat on work and race horses aren't as good either hard and stringy.

meanwhile proper horse meat is supposed to be more tender than beef when done right and have a sweeter taste to it.

And I don't see why it should be given to the poor, it's a more expensive luxury meat, except for the meat from race and work horses which aren't fit for consumption anyway.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:32

I don't see the problem, instead of throwing all that food (which is not dangerous nor bad) away, why not give it to the needy? It's winter, they are in for hard times, I'm pretty sure they will not decline it just because it's horse meat instead of beef. In most european countries eating horse is normal anyway, the discussion is not about it being horse meat, but about it being mislabeled.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:41

mmm, horse steaks here we come

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:47

It's probably more healthy than beef and likely doesn't have the added problems of steroids, growth hormones, and antibiotics thrown it at like candy.


You've missed muscle pain relievers - the whole package is exactly what the race horses are given. And since the origin of the mislabled horsemeat is unknown, no one can guarantee that there was no exposure to such risk.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:51

And I don't see why it should be given to the poor, it's a more expensive luxury meat, except for the meat from race and work horses which aren't fit for consumption anyway.

In my country horse meat (from breeding mares) is actually cheaper. It's only expensive in country that list it as a gourmet meat.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:54

That's just sick. Not much different than grinding up freshly dead people, wouldn't want to waste good meat. No sicker really.


I don't know.... what does Indians think of us eating beef? Eating of pork for Muslims and Jews? Or the very fact of eating meat for vegetarians? It is awfully precious of you to compare horse meat to dead people when meat we in western countries routinely eat meat that people in other parts of the world treat as a deity.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:55

In my country horse meat (from breeding mares) is actually cheaper. It's only expensive in country that list it as a gourmet meat.


but breeding mares are still throwaway meat, just not full of antibiotics and steroids like race and work horses. That meat is cheaper because those horses already paid for themselves many times over with the breeding.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:57

Guess I'm old fashioned in the fact I WOULD NOT want to eat horse meat even if it was labeled correctly! I'm sure it's fine, but doesn't sound cool to me!

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:03

Guess I'm old fashioned in the fact I WOULD NOT want to eat horse meat even if it was labeled correctly! I'm sure it's fine, but doesn't sound cool to me!


If I could find a local butcher that had horse burgers/sausage I would try them. I have seen a site online that does them, but the postage (£6.99) is off putting.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:11

Never heard of people eating horse meat ...


It's quite common in mainland Europe.