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Burger King...Have it your "neigh" Horsemeat burgers

Postby llipgh2 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:27 pm

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/jan/31/burger-king-horsemeat

Don't know if they use horsemeat in the US. As I understand it, most US burgers use soy as filler.
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Re: Burger King...Have it your "neigh" Horsemeat burgers

Postby tifosi77 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:44 pm

Human consumption of horsemeat was banned for a while, but it's legal again. I don't know what the fuss is about; it's delicious.
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Re: Burger King...Have it your "neigh" Horsemeat burgers

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:50 pm

tifosi77 wrote:Human consumption of horsemeat was banned for a while, but it's legal again. I don't know what the fuss is about; it's delicious.


I know this has been discussed elsewhere, but I completely agree. My mom owns a couple of horses, and has been having an aneurysm over this story. Big deal. If you eat steaks, pork, and chicken, it's a tad hypocritical to get uptight over horse meat.
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Re: Burger King...Have it your "neigh" Horsemeat burgers

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:50 pm

With all the crap in fast food we are worrying about horse meat?
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Re: Burger King...Have it your "neigh" Horsemeat burgers

Postby Gaucho on Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:51 pm

Or over any other meat, for that matter.

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Postby canaan on Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:51 pm

i cant believe somebody would eat such a majestic creature.
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Re: Burger King...Have it your "neigh" Horsemeat burgers

Postby Gaucho on Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:52 pm

canaan wrote:i cant believe somebody would eat such a majestic creature.


:lol:
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Postby Pavel Bure on Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:52 pm

llipgh2 wrote:http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/jan/31/burger-king-horsemeat

Don't know if they use horsemeat in the US. As I understand it, most US burgers use soy as filler.

This was ongoing while I was there. In short the only people who gave a crap was the media.
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Re: Burger King...Have it your "neigh" Horsemeat burgers

Postby tifosi77 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:56 pm

In terms will I eat it or won't I, just about the only animals that I draw the line at are house pets. But if I was in a country where the consumption of dog and cat meat was socially acceptable, and someone put a plate of it under my nose, I don't know if I'd want to insult the culture and refuse the meal.

(Should also point out that in my first post, the illegality of horsemeat for human consumption was here in the U.S. It's a common food item in many countries the world over.)
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Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:57 pm

there was a very good article in the wall street journal about the unintended consequences of the governments forced closing of horse slaughterhouses. most notably, there are too many damn horses and not enough $$$ to feed them.
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Re: Burger King...Have it your "neigh" Horsemeat burgers

Postby canaan on Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:59 pm

canaan's motto: if it tastes bad, ill only try it once. if it tastes good, ill eat it again. i dont think there is an edible product on this earth that i wouldnt try (save hot-to-be-hot foods like mega atomic melt your nipples scoville can suck it wings).

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Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:59 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:there was a very good article in the wall street journal about the unintended consequences of the governments forced closing of horse slaughterhouses. most notably, there are too many damn horses and not enough $$$ to feed them.


This is a major, major problem. Instead of being sent to the slaughterhorse, many of them die slowly of starvation, disease, or whatever else. Which also irritates me when horse lovers endorse their closing.
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Postby columbia on Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:06 pm

canaan wrote:canaan's motto: if it tastes bad, ill only try it once. if it tastes good, ill eat it again. i dont think there is an edible product on this earth that i wouldnt try (save hot-to-be-hot foods like mega atomic melt your nipples scoville can suck it wings).

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Fire roasted tarantulas?
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Re: Burger King...Have it your "neigh" Horsemeat burgers

Postby canaan on Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:09 pm

columbia wrote:
canaan wrote:canaan's motto: if it tastes bad, ill only try it once. if it tastes good, ill eat it again. i dont think there is an edible product on this earth that i wouldnt try (save hot-to-be-hot foods like mega atomic melt your nipples scoville can suck it wings).

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Fire roasted tarantulas?

if it wont kill me, i'll try it.
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Postby Shyster on Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:11 pm

columbia wrote:
canaan wrote:canaan's motto: if it tastes bad, ill only try it once. if it tastes good, ill eat it again. i dont think there is an edible product on this earth that i wouldnt try (save hot-to-be-hot foods like mega atomic melt your nipples scoville can suck it wings).
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Fire roasted tarantulas?

I’d try one. Heck, humans eat creatures all of the time that aren’t too dissimilar from spiders; we call them crabs, shrimp, and lobster.
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Postby viva la ben on Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:14 pm

I draw the line at putrified food.
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Re: Burger King...Have it your "neigh" Horsemeat burgers

Postby Shyster on Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:15 pm

I read once that horse meat actually gets more tender as the horse gets older, so a broken-down Old Paint would actually make for better eatin’ than a younger horse.
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Postby llipgh2 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:16 pm

I think the point is BK lied about no longer using it.

While I wouldn't eat it (or dog or cat), I understand it is culturally acceptable to do so in the majority of the world. I think the people complaining about this wouldn't eat at a BK anyway...
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Re: Burger King...Have it your "neigh" Horsemeat burgers

Postby columbia on Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:16 pm

Shyster wrote:
columbia wrote:
canaan wrote:canaan's motto: if it tastes bad, ill only try it once. if it tastes good, ill eat it again. i dont think there is an edible product on this earth that i wouldnt try (save hot-to-be-hot foods like mega atomic melt your nipples scoville can suck it wings).
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Fire roasted tarantulas?

I’d try one. Heck, humans eat creatures all of the time that aren’t too dissimilar from spiders; we call them crabs, shrimp, and lobster.


Yeah, I don't eat crustaceans for that exact reason.
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Re: Burger King...Have it your "neigh" Horsemeat burgers

Postby canaan on Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:20 pm

columbia wrote:
Shyster wrote:
columbia wrote:
canaan wrote:canaan's motto: if it tastes bad, ill only try it once. if it tastes good, ill eat it again. i dont think there is an edible product on this earth that i wouldnt try (save hot-to-be-hot foods like mega atomic melt your nipples scoville can suck it wings).
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Fire roasted tarantulas?

I’d try one. Heck, humans eat creatures all of the time that aren’t too dissimilar from spiders; we call them crabs, shrimp, and lobster.


Yeah, I don't eat crustaceans for that exact reason.

you're missing out on some quality eats.
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Postby columbia on Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:21 pm

I'm sure....I just can't do it. :shrugs:
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Postby Gaucho on Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:23 pm

I hate it when people challenge my vegetarianism by using tastiness as an argument.
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Re: Burger King...Have it your "neigh" Horsemeat burgers

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:28 pm

columbia wrote:I'm sure....I just can't do it. :shrugs:


HUG A TREE YOU HIPPIE WIMP
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Re: Burger King...Have it your "neigh" Horsemeat burgers

Postby Shyster on Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:34 pm

Based on the extremely small amounts of horse content they are finding in most of the cases (like 0.1%), my guess would be that someone didn’t clean the industrial meat grinder between running a batch of horse meat and then running a batch of beef. That would also explain the similarly small amount of pig DNA they also found in some of the batches. I can certainly imagine some worker in a busy factory saying “Eh, that’s clean enough. Load up the next batch!”
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Postby mac5155 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:50 pm

I've never eaten Veal. I dunno why.
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