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Horse meat scandal in the UK and Europe

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02-13-2013, 08:24 AM
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Horse meat scandal in the UK and Europe

Basically in the UK and parts of Europe products that were being sold as beef have been found to contain horse meat. Products have been pulled off shelves and some such as Findus's Shepherd's Pie have been found to have 100% horse meat.

Heads will roll but whilst it normally wouldn't be that big a deal, I mean, it's all meat, it's the fact that things that were labelled beef aren't and people aren't eating what they're thinking.

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02-13-2013, 08:46 AM
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Over 16 countries are currently effected by this. I wonder how many people are behind this, the set-up must be huge. Romania seems to be the origin of the horse meat.

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Over 16 countries are currently effected by this. I wonder how many people are behind this, the set-up must be huge. Romania seems to be the origin of the horse meat.
Yeah, there is some crazy evil greed at the heart of this scandal.

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Are these horses 100% horse-fed for that double-horse juiced-in goodness? Because that would be gross.

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Someone in the UT claimed it was no big deal

I think it's a pretty big deal when consumers are not told the truth

Also I remember when Janice street-porter tried to serve horse meat on The F-word

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Are these horses 100% horse-fed for that double-horse juiced-in goodness? Because that would be gross.
Think there just your average horse that would've been running around and now it's not. Apparently some Ponies may have been butchered as well.

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Isn't it weird that horse is cheaper than cow? Or else why put horse inside?

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Isn't it weird that horse is cheaper than cow? Or else why put horse inside?
I kept reading stats that it's five times cheaper to produce horse meat...

I was wondering the same thing, seems like most objections to horse meat is the "pet perspective".

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I kept reading stats that it's five times cheaper to produce horse meat...

I was wondering the same thing, seems like most objections to horse meat is the "pet perspective".
Lots of people eat horse meat. It's very lean. Then again, maybe a lot of the people eating the horse meat unknowingly have that pet perspective mentality. Either way, the crime being comitted here is the false advertisement of the product being sold.

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I discussed this in the UT. It's not the fact that it's horse meat, a lawsuit for misleading advertising would seem to be the only thing there; the problem is that horses are sometimes given chemicals which aren't so good for humans.

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Is it that consumers are being lied to, or is it because people find eating horse meat ethically objectionable?

If it's the former, okay; I can see that.

If it's the latter, then on what rational grounds is eating horse meat more wrong than eating beef?

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It's the former.

But the reason that we don't have horse meat commonly in North America is the latter.

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Is it that consumers are being lied to, or is it because people find eating horse meat ethically objectionable?

If it's the former, okay; I can see that.

If it's the latter, then on what rational grounds is eating horse meat more wrong than eating beef?
Not going to get into one of these stupid lengthy, drawn-out debates, but horses have a historical bond with humans in all cultures going back thousands of years.

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Imagine if someone spread a virus through this method? You could easily kill millions I mean, if it took this long to just discover that it was not even correct meat in the food, is it really that hard to hide a virus or something?

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It's just that I know there is extensive cow breeding for butchering purposes. I saw barns with literally a few hundred cows in them. I never even heard of something like that for horses. I would assume that this mass breeding makes cows cheap. I'm surprised that horses are cheaper.

Oh, and of course the outrage is over being lied about. If horse unwittingly finds the way to lasagne what else could be hidden in there?

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Oh, and of course the outrage is over being lied about. If horse unwittingly finds the way to lasagne what else could be hidden in there?


Yeah! Let's turn this one into a "what the **** do we actually put in our bodies!" thread!

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Jay Reimenschneider eats horse all the time. He gets it from his butcher.

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Jay Reimenschneider eats horse all the time. He gets it from his butcher.
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When I was a child I saw horsemeat all the time. We had it sometimes at home, not regularly but not obscured. Not so much anymore though, even in the backward home I grew up.

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I once had a horsemeat "hamburger" Frikadelle.

It was great. The meat taste quite sweet on its own, very lean too as before also mentioned. Of course mustard played its part.

Ah ... old memories, good times.

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Not going to get into one of these stupid lengthy, drawn-out debates, but horses have a historical bond with humans in all cultures going back thousands of years.
Could say the same thing about cattle, except we use them for their meat in addition to transportation and non-meat products.

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It gets worse, some burger joints don't even give you a bun now, they give you a Sea Biscuit.

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It gets worse, some burger joints don't even give you a bun now, they give you a Sea Biscuit.
quit horsing around.

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