It is terrible to see what is happening to many of these unwanted animals right now. I have gone out of my way to ensure that none of my dogs have ever eaten food from companies that use horsemeat. I will not eat it. However, we obviously have a massive glut of unwanted horses in this country right now. I know that when I sold my horse a year ago, I got about 75% of what I had paid for him originally. I did include a buyback/no kill clause in the bill of sale. Not that I think his new owner would do anything like that, but just in case. There has to be a better option than turning to the horsemeat market for dealing with these animals. Of course that is the easiest and most profitable option, but I don't know how anyone who has ever spent time with a horse could even consider it.
How vile! Be careful what you eat. You might have seen it at a rodeo.
I wonder if one of those fast food joints or maybe even a whole new franchise chain will add horse meat items to their menus... yummy can't wait to have some food to provide me with a little giddy up.
I bet if you dipped some horse meat in batter and fried it, we could get your new franchise chain off the ground and competing with McDonalds in a month.
Man that sounds good. We could have sauces and everything...just like buffalo wings, but we will call it Mare Bites. The name is open to debate, but I think our business model is ready.
"We ain't a sharp species. We kill each other over arguments about what happens when you die, then fail to see the ******* irony in that." - Justin Halpern
As much as I possibly can, I buy my meat from people who treat their animals with respect including the time of their slaughter. Done properly, a captive bolt to the head kills an animal almost instantly. With cows, sheep and pigs, this can be easily done. However, with horses, it's almost impossible. Horses are animals of flight and particularily in instances of stress, they are too nervous to stand still--even a few second--to receive the bolt in the proper place. Often, many are left to die horrible excruciating deaths as the bolts failed to meet the target.
I simply cannot agree with this.
"There is a lot of talk coming from CitiGroup about how Dodd-Frank isn't perfect, So let me say this to anyone listening at Citi —I agree with you. Dodd-Frank isn't perfect. It should have broken you into pieces." -- Elizabeth Warren
Having ridden horses growing up, I could never eat one, but I guess they're fair game. I think they're more intelligent than cattle though.