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    Quote Originally Posted by Lusitan View Post
    Horse Meat, is way tastier than beef and alot softer, its a very expensive meat in my home country, Portugal.

    but for some stupid reason in the UK, no butcher sells it, maybe they just like to use horse for racing or whatever they do with them here in England.

    where i use to live there was this butcher that sold all weird meats you couldn't usually buy in shops. had things like aligator, kangaroo, snake ect. i think he sometimes had horse in. never tried it myself though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommo View Post
    Its a cultural reason, horses were never really used for food, they were used as a workforce / entertainment, people prefer to stick to what they know, but if you really want horse meat just find a market place, they sell ostrich / kangaroo / crocodile all sorts of stuff, just have to know where to look.

    Ostrich and Kangaroo make good burgers, more places should sell it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitey View Post
    So I came across on some news about massive amounts of horse (as high as 29%) being used in some Tescos beef burgers, and according to that it has caused an outrage in the UK. I thought this was just some wild exaggeration but then I talked to a few islander friends of mine and they were really worked up about it, spouting crap about inedibility and health hazards.

    Now granted that's some false advertisement selling them as beef, but I don't get the uproar. What's so weird about eating horse?

    Metro news article about it
    It being horsemeat isn't the problem. It's that they are lying about the contests of their food that is really terrible. What other things might they put in without declaring it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommo View Post
    Its a cultural reason, horses were never really used for food, they were used as a workforce / entertainment, people prefer to stick to what they know, but if you really want horse meat just find a market place, they sell ostrich / kangaroo / crocodile all sorts of stuff, just have to know where to look.
    There's a sandwich shop round the corner from me that sells kangaroo, wild boar and ostrich sandwiches. Wild boar is one of the best meats I've ever had that isn't commonly sold

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    That is fucked up, please don't eat horses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ardal View Post
    There's a sandwich shop round the corner from me that sells kangaroo, wild boar and ostrich sandwiches. Wild boar is one of the best meats I've ever had that isn't commonly sold
    heh, my friend said the same thing about wild boar meat. not sure what its not sold as much, probably lower supply and less demand than other meats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitey View Post
    So I came across on some news about massive amounts of horse (as high as 29%) being used in some Tescos beef burgers, and according to that it has caused an outrage in the UK. I thought this was just some wild exaggeration but then I talked to a few islander friends of mine and they were really worked up about it, spouting crap about inedibility and health hazards.
    I believe the potential hazard is if there's a lack of monitoring. Various equine veterinary medications are not suitable for use in humans and if you're not monitoring the use of those in what animals before they get sent to the slaughterhouse, you could wind up with those in the food supply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peggleftw View Post
    heh, my friend said the same thing about wild boar meat. not sure what its not sold as much, probably lower supply and less demand than other meats.
    I would agree, I imagine it's extremely common in areas of America where wild boards are like rats (and by that I mean creating a mess and being a general nuisance, not the size of rats) but you just don't get wild boar in Yorkshire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommo View Post
    You ever been in a lidl, its like walking into deaths waiting room, everyone is depressed as hell, and the atmosphere almost turns grey...

    I dare not venture into there for anything more than cheap sweets.

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    i think i might prefer horse burger instead of beef .

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    If you're not OK with eating horse, then I can see why this would be upsetting.
    I eat burgers for the taste, so if a bit of another animal thrown in there makes it taste better, then keep 'em coming.

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    http://www.snopes.com/food/prepare/msm.asp

    As of February 2012 McDonalds, Taco Bell and Burger King no longer use pink slime. As well as Kroger, Safeway, Supervalu, Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie.

    So as long as you don't buy beef from Walmart or Target you should be good.

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    I wouldn't eat from a restaurant that lies about what ingredients their food contains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post

    Well, well, well - it seems like we've got some neeeeighsayers in the audience...
    You can't deny, the supermarkets are saddled with this now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainiothon View Post
    You can't deny, the supermarkets are saddled with this now...
    Their customers will stampede away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowbane View Post
    Well, people buy beef burgers to eat beef, really. I don't expect to find a bobcat in my sock drawer, nor do I expect horse in my beef burger.
    I desperately want to make this my new signature, but don't want to be banned for offending vegetarians.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommo View Post
    Its a cultural reason, horses were never really used for food, they were used as a workforce / entertainment, people prefer to stick to what they know, but if you really want horse meat just find a market place, they sell ostrich / kangaroo / crocodile all sorts of stuff, just have to know where to look.
    Actually, they were, since when the horses got old/lamed they were useless and not worth the money it took to care for and feed them. Horses were pretty plentiful then too.

    Black Beauty being published however changed public opinion of horses, elevating them to a status to that more of pets if not greater. Since then horse meat has been very difficult to find as it was reviled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitey View Post
    So I came across on some news about massive amounts of horse (as high as 29%) being used in some Tescos beef burgers, and according to that it has caused an outrage in the UK. I thought this was just some wild exaggeration but then I talked to a few islander friends of mine and they were really worked up about it, spouting crap about inedibility and health hazards.

    Now granted that's some false advertisement selling them as beef, but I don't get the uproar. What's so weird about eating horse?

    Metro news article about it
    While I think people are over reacting, you have to remember, we don't slaughter horses in the UK, so where is this horse meat coming from?

    Trust is also a factor, it leads to the possibility of many more packages lying about ingredients.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tekkommo View Post
    While I think people are over reacting, you have to remember, we don't slaughter horses in the UK, so where is this horse meat coming from?

    Trust is also a factor, it leads too many more packages lying about ingredients.
    I mean honestly I'd have to reiterate this.

    If they knew the horses were in there, then it's probable that said fact doesn't say anything about their health and safety practises.

    But if they are like "oh crap, there's horsemeat in our beef?" then it goes to show their oversight could stand to be more thorough.

    EDIT: And inb4 "Well somebody else produces the beef and maybe their practices are fine." As somebody who works in the logistical end of the food industry, I can assure you, it is typically common practice for suppliers, producers, shippers, restaurants, etc to tour each others facilities and write each other report cards about their practices. (It's called covering your own ass.((Because if there's a recall, and somebody gets sick or dies, you want to be able to throw the faulting party under the bus as quickly as possible.))

    So the fact is the franchiser should be regularly visiting the slaughter houses they get meat from and observing the ENTIRE production process. So it should NOT be a surprise that there is horse meat in there. If it is, that means they haven't been touring the slaughterhouses and have NFI what goes on there, which is below the industry standard level of oversight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tekkommo View Post
    While I think people are over reacting, you have to remember, we don't slaughter horses in the UK, so where is this horse meat coming from?

    Trust is also a factor, it leads to the possibility of many more packages lying about ingredients.

    do Tesco get the meat for their burgers from the UK? or more likely Europe somewhere? if it is the UK then yeah its a bit worrying where the horse meat came from.
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