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#46 uMadRabbit

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 16:29

So you'd eat your pet dog too ? ;)


Only difference is that horse isn't a pet. Pony is a pet. Horse is a working/racing/breeding animal.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 16:31

^ Not so -- many affluent people have horses as pets. ;)

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 17:21

I don't know man. Animals raised for slaughter die young. Too young, in my opinion.

As such I have no problem eating old whatever meat, assuming that they had a long, productive life; ate good food and drank good water... which is what they --- in this case the mares --- did.

They die young because meat from old animals don't taste very well .

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 17:29

The problem is with English peoples who see horse not as a domestic animal but as pet.


The problem is that people would like to know where there meat actually comes from.

It's a fine line between "we slipped some horse meat in" and "we slipped some rabid dogs we found in the gutters".

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 17:45

They die young because meat from old animals don't taste very well.

I know about that, but I'd still prefer to eat them older.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 17:49

i wonder how this invisible pink unicorn would taste ... ?

#52 HawkMan

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 17:53

I know about that, but I'd still prefer to eat them older.


They're food, how long they live isn't something I care about. Look at sheep meat which is sold in large quantities in periods here, generally lambs, since old sheep... well it doesn't taste very good.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 17:55

What do you think Arby's Horsey sauce is derived from. :shiftyninja:

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 17:57

http://www.youtube.c...c.1.00IWRyPy62E

Illegal horse slaughtering... lucrative business in the USA. Almost sounds like a delicacy to some.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 18:53

since old sheep... well it doesn't taste very good.


Nonsense. Mutton is delicious, you just have to cook it a little longer is all.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 19:09

If I'm eating sheep, it's going to be lamb. at least it'll taste something. I don't eat much lamb though. It's good but I prefer other meat in general

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 19:13

Wouldn't horse meat cost more then beef? *scratches head*

What do you think Arby's Horsey sauce is derived from. :shiftyninja:


I always thought it was a mixture of hot sauce, flour, and horse spit :rofl:

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 19:19

Wouldn't horse meat cost more then beef? *scratches head*



I always thought it was a mixture of hot sauce, flour, and horse spit :rofl:


On this site horse burgers are cheaper than beef burgers.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 19:33

I don't have a problem with eating horse meat as long as is not contaminated with some kind of disease. Misleading or mislabeling is not correct but to trow away good food just for the sake of it is just wrong.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 19:37

What is your definition of throwaway meat?

Simple - meat that, while otherwise safe, is not permitted to be eaten by humans. Many states still classify "roadkill" - even large animals like deer, elk, and any sort of bear - that way; you can dispose of it - however NOT by eating it or even donating the skinned carcass.

Here's a surprising fact - "trophy hunters" are responsible for a LOT of game-meat donated to foodbanks where such is permissible. Most of the rest of such donations comes from "roadkill donees" - again where permissible.

Most of the time, the argument against it has diddly to do with safety - instead, it's psychological. Look at the states that PERMIT game-carcass donation to foodbanks and the standards thereof, and compare them to the USDA standards for cattle or pork, let alone poultry, butcheries - which sets of standards are more rigorously enforced?