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#16    Aus Der Box Skeptisch

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:06 AM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 16 April 2012 - 09:01 PM, said:

We ride on horses.I cannot see it being popular ,given we do not even like venison or sweet meats that much.
We also do not breed horses for food,or have farms for horse meat.
This has NEVER been done in the USA before.
Ever. So i don't see anyone jumping on the horse meat band wagon,and most of us find it barbaric.
Chickens and cows and pigs,have been farmed for food,for centuries.
Most everyone only rides horses.
My entire family loves venison. That's all I can speak for though. And some ride cows too!
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:14 AM

It makes me sad and a little angry that these animals are to be slaughtered as a delicacy for a specific culture.  I would eat the meat to survive if I was starving but that's not what's in play here.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:33 AM

I don't see any reason for fault to be placed upon those that would, or do, eat horse meat. Personally, I don't know that I would, but that's mainly because I all ready enjoy other types of meat. If presented with the opportunity, I might try it, but most likely would never do more than simply find out what it tastes like.

People eat deer meat. I really don't see how a horse is any different. Like others have said, it really shouldn't be viewed any differently than eating cow or pig meat, or just about any other animal you can name.

The only issues I have in regards to any animal that would be eaten is if they are an endangered species, and the fact that most animals are treated cruelly by the time their meat is packaged for human consumption.

I couldn't kill a horse, but then again, I couldn't kill a deer, a pig, or a cow either. If I lived in a time, or a place, where it was necessary for man to hunt their own meals though, I doubt I'd find it as difficult to kill an animal for my own, or my family's, consumption.


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:15 AM

I ate horse meat (in France it's easy to get) but I ate some kangorro, some austrich some rattle snake it good eating also.  I bit expensive for my taste 'xpcet rattlers they're plenty.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:07 AM

cows aren't gross or stupid. They are sensative creatures that are being cruelly treated and over exploited

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:29 AM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 16 April 2012 - 07:42 PM, said:

We are fighting this.If you haven't gathered,I do animal rights stuff.
Anyone who eats horse meat,is a horses .......yeah.
This is again,one of obamas bright ideas to fight alleged food shortages.He signed all the bills,making it possible.
Like the wild horse slaughter just for fun,isn't enough.You can bet he and his family won't be eating horse meat any time soon.
No one even applied to be a horse slaughter house,until this MORON.
This country is seriously sick,is all I can say.
Same as any other meat...

I eat kangaroo regularly, I'd eat horse if it was competitively priced and tasted good...

Has anyone tasted horse?

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:33 AM

View PostTimonthy, on 17 April 2012 - 10:29 AM, said:

Same as any other meat...

I eat kangaroo regularly, I'd eat horse if it was competitively priced and tasted good...

Has anyone tasted horse?
Horse meat taste great, it is very tender, lean and healthier than beef.  It has lots of iron and it is recommended for people with deficiencies.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:59 AM

View PostParacelse, on 17 April 2012 - 10:33 AM, said:

Horse meat taste great, it is very tender, lean and healthier than beef.  It has lots of iron and it is recommended for people with deficiencies.
That's why I love kangaroo, extremely lean, can be tough but if it's cooked properly it's great. Also good for the environment ;)

And something I just read on the Wiki pagefor kangaroo meat:

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Kangatarianism is a recent practice of following a diet which excludes meat except kangaroo on environmental and ethical grounds.


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:02 PM

While I am fond of horses, I also don't see what what the huge outcry is - so long as the horses in question are treated as humanely as possible...

The only real question I have is how economically viable is this? Horses aren't exactly cheap to raise... In order for the 'farmer' to get any kind of profit, the meat would have to be expensive... If it's expensive, how many customers will there be?...


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:03 PM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 16 April 2012 - 09:01 PM, said:

We ride on horses.I cannot see it being popular ,given we do not even like venison or sweet meats that much.
We also do not breed horses for food,or have farms for horse meat.
This has NEVER been done in the USA before.
Ever. So i don't see anyone jumping on the horse meat band wagon,and most of us find it barbaric.
Chickens and cows and pigs,have been farmed for food,for centuries.
Most everyone only rides horses.

You better never leave America:

http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Horse_meat

In the Netherlands, smoked horse meat (paardenrookvlees) is sold as sliced meat and eaten on bread. There are also beef-based variants. Horse meat is also used in sausages (paardenworst and frikandel[68]), fried fast food snacks and ready-to-eat soups.


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:10 PM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 16 April 2012 - 09:01 PM, said:

We ride on horses.I cannot see it being popular ,given we do not even like venison or sweet meats that much.
We also do not breed horses for food,or have farms for horse meat.
This has NEVER been done in the USA before.
Ever. So i don't see anyone jumping on the horse meat band wagon,and most of us find it barbaric.
Chickens and cows and pigs,have been farmed for food,for centuries.

In India cows are not eaten but revered, in Asia dogs and cats are eaten, and in most tribal areas whatever can be eaten is eaten.  Horses have been used for something as petty as glue in the US but we draw the line at eating them?  LOL





The poor cows get a bad rep in the US for being stupid and lacking nobility.  I think that Hindu's would disagree.  Cows are funny and have lots of personality.  So do chickens.  Weird as it may seem, they can be affectionate like any pet, too.

Horses can be viewed as just as stupid as any other animal, the nobility of them is an illusion of their appearance and of the training they are commonly given.  It's a glossed over idea you happen to have about the animal.  Same as people in India have about cows, I mean they see them as GODS, but here in the US we'll throw on on the grill every day of the week if we can.  People can make friends with any kind of animal that's tameable, horses, cows, chickens, pigs, monkeys, cats, dogs, squirrels and a person's own experiences will lead them to be comfortable eating that animal or not eating that animal.  

It's ridiculous to suggest one animal deserves more respect than another, all life has the same value whether YOU appreciate that form of life or not.

No one should be up in arms over eating horses if they're ok with eating any other kind of meat.  Meat is meat, animals are animals.  Period.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:42 PM

The horse is a Noble Beast!  Not to be chewed, imo.


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:17 PM

View PostRhincewind, on 17 April 2012 - 09:07 AM, said:

cows aren't gross or stupid. They are sensative creatures that are being cruelly treated and over exploited

It's a well known fact that cows would be ruling this planet if we didn't keep them in check by eating their tasty, tasty meat.Posted Image

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:06 AM

I agree that horses are a completely different class of animal than the standard bred and fed stock, and again it is closer to slaughtering dogs as these are animals that humans do develop relationships with.  But the truth of the nature is they are animals, just as we are, and as omnivores we eat other animals just like animals do.  This is an intersting topic as it had me contemplating vegetarianism for a moment, but I'm sorry as in the reality of energy transfer pretty much everything eats everything.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:51 AM

View PostEldorado, on 17 April 2012 - 02:42 PM, said:

The horse is a Noble Beast!  Not to be chewed, imo.
Until you taste it and then you want more

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