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Burger King Admits Horse Meat In Their Burgers - Legal in USA - 'We ate some'

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posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 06:31 PM
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Why aren't US/UK restaurants required to disclaim 'may contain xxxx meat'? So much for 100% beef!

Considering certain religious and/or ethical beliefs obviously forbid one genus/species while permitting the next??



www.huffingtonpost.com...

Is Horse Meat Legal In The U.S.? Yes It Is, And We Ate Some

While it’s legal in most states to buy and sell horse meat, we couldn’t find a supplier here in the U.S., where the last horse slaughterhouse closed years ago. However, we were able to find a wide selection of horse jerky from a small company in Wales and have some shipped to our offices in New York.




posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 06:37 PM
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a reply to: Planette

must be why i like there burgers so much more than i do every place that got on the angus beef kick and ruined there burgers.



posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 06:45 PM
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Lots of countries eat horse.
The way I understand it, horse meat is expensive



posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 06:47 PM
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Horse meat is actually pretty darn delicious



posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 06:49 PM
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a reply to: Planette

How you doin', nice to meet you.

I do not eat any red meat. I eat chicken about twice a year and fish about once a week, vegetarian apart from that.

Yes, for me eating horse is totally taboo. It is just something I would not do. I think for us nations that have a Celtic link (the U.S does as much as the UK as so many Celtic people settled the U.S) it must b a throw back to that. For me, it feels like the same thing as the cow to Hindu people in India and their diaspora. It must be hard for the Hindus in the West seeing so much beef eating.

You are right to be criticizing this. This should be clearly labelled. They are well out of order to do this to the consumers.



posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 06:50 PM
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Poor horses...

poor delicious horses.

Welp, if its good enough for the dothraki



posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 06:53 PM
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a reply to: Planette

So what?
They still taste good. What's wrong with horse meat?
Why are you discriminating against horses?

Also, name one religion that forbids eating horses.



posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 06:53 PM
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originally posted by: Revolution9
I do not eat any red meat. I eat chicken about twice a year and fish about once a week, vegetarian apart from that.


Slightly off subject but nice job. Outside of the never red meat, (I do have a soft spot for the occasional burger and steak) that is the ideal goal...well, I think I could do fish a few times a week.

No pork?



posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 06:54 PM
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They ship them to Canada to process.

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posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 06:56 PM
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a reply to: luke1212

There's nothing wrong with angus beef, it's just the name of the ranch the cattle are raised on.

I thing people just like saying angus. Maybe it's Freudian.



posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 06:56 PM
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originally posted by: watchitburn
Also, name one religion that forbids eating horses.


Name a religion that forbids eating humans. (as in the religious text, not just a modern "no..don't do that either" priest or imam saying so)


Lotta people have issues in eating things that are domesticated..be it horses, dogs, cats, or your pet goldfish



posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 06:59 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

You know, I get all wierded if its meat that isn't what we exposed to on the norm.



posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 07:00 PM
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well that sounds like a good thing..

Im surprised they actually use meat..



posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 07:11 PM
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originally posted by: watchitburn
a reply to: Planette

So what?
They still taste good. What's wrong with horse meat?
Why are you discriminating against horses?

Also, name one religion that forbids eating horses.



Umm, exactly my point! You're insinuating someone who says it's against their religious belief (clearly mentioned in my OP), is 'discriminating' against horses. Semantics; look up the definition of 'discriminating'.

One Religion:

www.tabletmag.com/scroll/125704/why-horses-are-not-kosher

Bonus:

www.answers.com/Q/Why_is_horse_meat_haram_in_Islam



posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 07:11 PM
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a reply to: Planette

And stock price of Burger king flops in 3, 2, 1.



posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 07:12 PM
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I immediately recoiled when I read your thread title. Then I thought about it. We're so spoiled and gluttonous regarding food, compared to how people had it even just a few hundred years ago. Probably when you're totally responsible for everything you eat- meaning if you want to eat meat then you have to go and kill and butcher and then prepare and cook an animal, you're probably not too picky about it being cow or deer or horse or whatever.

I'm so grateful that I don't live in that world, where if I want to eat, I have to kill an animal myself. But sometimes it hits me how truly out of step we are with nature and natural cycles and balanced life.



posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 07:16 PM
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a reply to: SaturnFX

No pork these days. Just the fish and chicken. I don't need the meat now I am getting older. I am bordering on eating disorder right now. I have gone autistic about food. Never have any appetite and hate shopping and cooking. I eat only healthy stuff, but not enough. I am wasting away rather.

You guys are better off. I was not criticizing people for eating meat. In the UK we always had a taboo about eating horses. I know the Celts had a sacred thing going on with the horse. I read that they had terrible punishments and executions for people who broke taboos. Even cutting down certain trees (trees were sacred) meant one could have their entrails wrapped around a tree for doing it.

I wonder how the Native Americans were about horses. Did they ride before we showed up? Did they use the horse that way or was it us that got them on horse back? I presume they were riding already.

The Celtic connection and a general European Pagan one:

books.google.co.uk... pX485A9JTm1JDTg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwib8Kvr7-fYAhXEIsAKHYkRD7IQ6AEISjAH#v=onepage&q=celtic%20taboo%20about%20eating%20horses&f=false

books.google.co.uk... q896eAYa6JAhaTw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwib8Kvr7-fYAhXEIsAKHYkRD7IQ6AEITDAI#v=onepage&q=celtic%20taboo%20about%20eating%20horses&f=false


Because of the reverence due the horse and to Epona, the Celts did not eat horseflesh, a taboo that has passed into contemporary European cuisine.


Answered my own question about the Native Americans:


The Indians got their first horses from the Spanish. When the Spanish explorers Coronado and DeSoto came into America they brought horses with them. This was in the year of 1540. Some horses got away and went wild.



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posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 07:18 PM
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BK ain't no Five Guys, but they're decent burgers for fast food.
Not one crap given on my part about horse meat in the mix. Tasty is tasty, I hear cuy is absolutely delicious.

Cuy is Guinea Pigs.

Bottom line is anything can be food, it's just social constraints that dictate squeamishness. Anybody want fried grasshopper? Korean sannakji? I'll skip the grasshoppers personally, but having lived in Seoul in my youth, I've happily eaten live octopus. Not that bad, really. And an S America, cuy is had. In the US, we keep that foreign food as pets.
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posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 07:21 PM
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originally posted by: watchitburn
a reply to: Planette

So what?
They still taste good. What's wrong with horse meat?
Why are you discriminating against horses?

Also, name one religion that forbids eating horses.


I don't have anything against eating horse, per se but...

I have horses and I will say that a lot of the vaccinations and dewormers we give them on the regular say right on them DO NOT USE ON ANIMALS INTENDED FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION (in big capital letters like that).

Sooo....



posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 07:25 PM
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a reply to: Nyiah

grasshoppers fried are pretty good, kinda nutty like pecans and crunchy like a chip.

Cuy is good as well I have had that, my ex wifes daughter found out about people in south America eating the lil furry things and lost her damn mind lol, she cried for days every time she looked at her Guineapig



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