Thursday, January 17th, 2013

They Eat Horses, Don't They?

As food safety authorities "try to find out how beefburgers on sale in UK and Irish Republic supermarkets became contaminated with horsemeat," a helpful soul "has launched an online calculator – so burger fans can work out how many horses they could eat in a lifetime." I mean, let's be honest, you're eating a lot worse than horse when you're having a burger, but sure, oh no the ponies, etc.

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smartastic (#2,437)

Seriously, there is no difference between eating pig and eating dog, or between eating cow and eating horse. People are weird.

riotnrrd (#840)

@smartastic No, people taste just fine. Now, natto: THAT shit is weird.

sarahbee (#11,692)

@smartastic: I had the same reaction! How can you be upset that some ground-up large cloven-hooved mammal got into your ground-up large cloven-hooved mammal? Isn't that like refusing to eat your carton of eggs because one of them is brown? But then a friend pointed out that people want to be confident that they know exactly what is in their ground-up whatever, and that is a good point. Plus, there were probably rules that were followed in raising food-grade cows that were not followed in raising the horses because THOSE we don't eat. Still, people who eat cows but are skeeved-out by eating horses make no sense.

Jimkrunk (#231,024)

Helpful? Why that's downright cheval-rous!

I need a hobby.

BadUncle (#153)

@Jimkrunk And a hobby horse.

hershmire (#233,671)

Just say "neigh."

dado (#102)

Everytime I eat horse I get the trots.

Pandemic Endemic (#3,825)

Well, how do you like them horse apples?

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