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    I dont understand what all the whinnying and neighs to horse meat is all about.

    I dont expect horse and pork in a "beef" burger, but I dont get the " horse OMG" or Julia Hartley Brewer's thought that bin men in the UK will find partially defrosted packs in the bins. Or still frozen if up north.

    What I also found fascinating that it puts paid to the myth that certain big stores maintain that their own brand is unique when other named traders, of a perceived different quality, are withdrawing a product that is identical, often sold for far less,as they come from the same supplier.....

    Such as a certain store that stopped selling the brand of porage in favour of their unique own brand of the "Quality" range.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21034942

    As long as Shergar or Dobbin was slaughtered properly bring it on and pass the ketchup
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  • #2
    I'm up North. So where can I find these packs of FROZEN horsemeat? Could feed my two sons, six cats, dog, myself and have some bits left over for the hens!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by leaseholdanswers View Post
      I dont understand what all the whinnying and neighs to horse meat is all about.
      Spinning news out of proportion is the main earner for the media these days.

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      • #4
        I don't get all the fuss either - horsemeat's openly sold alongside beef here - is just as tasty. Our local Chinese got caught with dog meat (no - not Chappie) in their freezers and at a supper table one evening I challenged the notion that there was anything wrong with that - stunned silence from dog-owning diners suggested it wouldn't have been kind to pursue the argument.

        The ethically important bit is the raising and slaughtering, and for the rest - it's only social custom, nothing more.

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        • #5
          Our local Chinese got caught with cat meat. It was just like chicken but the meat texture was swirly rather than in lines like chicken. It was nice. But I don't like the idea of eating somebody's pet

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          • #6
            You say that some restaurant got 'caught' with cat or dog meat. Is it actually illegal?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by jjlandlord View Post
              You say that some restaurant got 'caught' with cat or dog meat. Is it actually illegal?
              It is when it's being sold as chicken!
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              • #8
                I'm not sure if it is illegal here - they weren't shut down, and never heard the follow up of whether they were fined or not.

                Eating pets... hmmm - we had a rooster 'pet' when I was a child (well - it was my elder sister's she won as a chick at the village fair) he turned into a right aggressive b chasing and pecking at the milkman or doctor or anyone else who dared visit, so was despatched to the local butcher and returned 'dressed' (never did really understand that term). We all stared at our plates Sunday lunchtime whilst father declared that he was still a tough old b even in death...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MrJohnnyB View Post
                  It is when it's being sold as chicken!
                  Chinese dishes have metaphorical names. Everyone knows that a "Golden Hairy Chicken" is honey roasted cat

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                  • #10
                    Oh yeah yoo rike Rucky Fried Kitten ?!

                    Horror story - a local noodle restaurant specialises in carrot and orange juice and similar in large glasses. While waiting for a takeaway, I saw the half drunk glasses being emptied into jugs and resold/re-served, and the celery stalk checked rinsed and re served. Didn't pay never went back.


                    But horse meat c'mon gee up and enjoy, it can't be worse than the average glucose water or brine injected bleached or coloured meat that is the average supermarket fare.
                    Based on the information posted, I offer my thoughts.Any action you then take is your liability. While commending individual effort, there is no substitute for a thorough review of documents and facts by paid for professional advisers.

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                    • #11
                      That is my favourite hate, any meat that we buy in UK has added water in it, especially bacon. You only have to see the muck that is expressed from it when cooking to lose your appetite. None of that in Spain, the bacon we buy here is pure at least, I've grown to like it better than the English variety.
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                      • #12
                        The more you think about it, the more odd it seems that people choose to eat processed meat at all.
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                        • #13
                          I'm taking 3 sons & G/F's to the "Shergar Cup" day in August at Ascot- Champoo & nibbles in car-park under the "Red Flag" (can guarantee nobody else will have that flag..) then have an afternoon's fun, posh bit: The Burgers on sale are "Interesting".

                          Seems to me the key point from all this is that you can't trust those bleedin' supermarkets to get the ingredient list on packets correct. For someone like me with "interesting" (ie had to give up working) food intolerances this is important, not a surprise, and the worrying point.

                          Regarding the old rumours about cat/dog meat in restaurants: Can anyone point to any actual prosecution or H&S reports confirming these or are they, as I suspect, the usual zenophobic hysteria???

                          I've had gee-gee in France & Belgium (and, probably, UK without knowing it..)- French & Belgian clip/clop very nice thanks. Considering all the dodgy additives in cow it's probably better for you. Since giving up dairy & beef I find I'm somewhat hairier - beware the female hormones in dead cow & cow juice lads!!!! & no, no moobs on me....!!!

                          Cheers!!
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                          • #14
                            Of course the interwebs is doing its thing:
                            http://i.imgur.com/G2L3H.jpg

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jjlandlord View Post
                              Of course the interwebs is doing its thing:
                              http://i.imgur.com/G2L3H.jpg
                              Thank you JJL- that will be on a T short tomorrow for wearing to the office on Friday.

                              It might last as long as the " Starbucks Tax issue? "Bucks" is in our name, what did you expect, seriously?!
                              Based on the information posted, I offer my thoughts.Any action you then take is your liability. While commending individual effort, there is no substitute for a thorough review of documents and facts by paid for professional advisers.

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