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Would You Eat Horse Meat?

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Tired of beef and turkey burgers? You may have another option. Horses could soon be butchered in the U.S. for human consumption, now that Congress has lifted a 5-year-old ban on funding horse meat inspections, The Associated Press reports. Congress lifted the ban in a spending bill President Obama signed into law Nov. 18, the AP reported. So there may soon be a slaughterhouse near you -- that is, if you can stomach eating horse meat.



"If plants open up in Oklahoma or Nebraska, you'll see controversy, litigation, legislative action and basically a very inhospitable environment to operate," Wayne Pacelle, president and chief executive of The Humane Society of the United States, told the AP.

Opponents claim horse meat inspections could cost taxpayers $3 million to $5 million a year; as many as 200,000 horses a year could be slaughtered for human consumption, the AP reports. Most of the meat would be shipped to countries in Europe and Asia, including France and Japan.

U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., is lobbying colleagues to permanently ban horse slaughter. But Sue Wallis, a Wyoming state lawmaker who is vice president of the nonprofit, pro-slaughter group United Horsemen, told the AP that the federal ban devastated "an entire sector of animal agriculture for purely sentimental and romantic notions." Which side are you on?
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  • Diana 2011/12/04 02:49:58
    No way
    Diana
    +1
    No,Never
  • sharon 2011/12/04 02:49:10
    No way
    sharon
    +1
    horses have so many carcinogenic drugs in them, and many of those labels state right on them not for use with animals for human comsumption, so i would not take a chance with my life or my family's life. stop the overbreeding and control the excess 100,000 horses discarded by there owners every year. i would never do that would euthanasia mine first, think the 5 million cost should go to those poor people who can't afford to humanely euthanasia their horse. would support that with my taxes but not horse slaughter, says in bible not to eat any animal that does not have split hoof.to me horses are companions not food. and for those whose owners throw them away in the first place i hope u have to answer for it .shame on u!
  • Ashlee 2011/12/04 02:32:16
    No way
    Ashlee
    +2
    Vegetarian.
  • MichaelDillon 2011/12/04 02:27:23
  • whipnet Michael... 2011/12/04 04:49:58
  • Pat 2011/12/04 02:22:52
    No way
    Pat
    +6
    These are beautiful animals that have served humans for thousands of years. They have been friends to us, entertainment, plowed fields, hauled freight in wagons and many more thing. They should not be looked at as just another food source. It would be like eating my dog. I suppose that's next. No way.
  • Jessica Pat 2011/12/04 04:36:22
    Jessica
    +3
    I agree so much!
  • atomikmom Jessica 2011/12/04 06:55:00
    atomikmom
    +1
    AMEN!!!!So do I
  • mmmholl... Pat 2011/12/05 14:59:34
    mmmhollywould
    So have cattle.
  • Pat mmmholl... 2011/12/06 02:11:01
    Pat
    Ok, but not in the same way. People have horses for "pets" so they can ride or jump or whatever. The brush them, shoe them, feed them sugar and really treat horses like companions. There aren't too many pet cows but I can see how someone would get attached to any animal. If I ever had to kill any animal I know I would starve. Thanks for sharing your perspective.
  • Leona Hill 2011/12/04 02:03:22
    No way
    Leona Hill
    +5
    I am stunned at how many "creatures" on this list said yes. It's bad enough that we permit the horror that is already involved in putting meat on our plates. The people who voted yes should be living with Attila the Hun and the rest of the barbarian hordes. If they ever put horse meat in my supermarket I will no longer shop there. My God, what's this country coming to?
  • Bearish~PWCM~ 2011/12/04 01:58:43 (edited)
    Yes
    Bearish~PWCM~
    +2
    Why not... What is it taboo if it doesn't go MOO? how to butcher a horse
  • Diana Bearish... 2011/12/04 02:53:36
    Diana
    +2
    Would you eat your dog or cat..I lot of people have horses.
  • Bearish... Diana 2011/12/05 11:58:11
    Bearish~PWCM~
    +1
    If push came to shove, YUP
  • Diana Bearish... 2011/12/05 13:08:12
    Diana
    I'd rather die first.
  • Bearish... Diana 2011/12/05 19:09:55
    Bearish~PWCM~
    then who would take care of your dog?
  • Diana Bearish... 2011/12/05 23:01:32
    Diana
    My brother
  • mark 2011/12/04 01:53:51
    No way
    mark
    +4
    Not knowingly.
  • Rissa- Roo 2011/12/04 01:48:55
    No way
    Rissa- Roo
    +4
    im vegitarian
  • Time Traveler 2011/12/04 01:14:17 (edited)
    Yes
    Time Traveler
    I guess you could say I like my meat thoroughbred.

    Horses may be elegant on foot, but they're delicious on plate.
  • Erik Dean 2011/12/04 01:07:01
    Yes
    Erik Dean
    +1
    It's nommy and delicious.
    although I do feel bad about it afterwards...
  • raine Erik Dean 2011/12/04 02:00:30
    raine
    +2
    what is nommy??
  • BubbaHoTep raine 2011/12/04 09:51:55
    BubbaHoTep
    +1
    Internet baby talk. For some reason it annoys the crap out of me....unless the cookie monster is doing it. Nommy basically means delicious.
  • Sick Boy 2011/12/04 00:55:03
    Yes
    Sick Boy
    I'd try it!

    person ready to eat fork and knife
  • kevin 2011/12/04 00:50:37
    Yes
    kevin
    +1
    just another source of meat to eat
  • Undercover Broad 2011/12/04 00:49:22
    No way
    Undercover Broad
    +3
    HEW NAW!! God gave us fish to eat.
  • mmmholl... Underco... 2011/12/05 15:00:37
    mmmhollywould
    So it is okay to kill a poor innocent fish?
  • Underco... mmmholl... 2011/12/05 22:42:16
    Undercover Broad
    Would you pose the same question to a shark or whale?
  • brutusin~ Proud Apetheist 2011/12/04 00:41:23
  • [Katsu]™ 2011/12/04 00:26:03 (edited)
    No way
    [Katsu]™
    +5
    Horses have much better uses than to be used for food. We already have all the meat we need. No, more than enough. Adding another animal to the list of slaughters is completely senseless, and horrid. Unlike cows and pigs, which is bad enough already, horses are most clearly more intelligent creatures. Other than that, there is still the pet value in them. Many people keep horses as pets, and they are loyal companions, just as dogs are.
  • Jessica [Katsu]™ 2011/12/04 04:36:06
    Jessica
    +1
    I agree so much!
  • mmmholl... [Katsu]™ 2011/12/05 15:01:11
    mmmhollywould
    Pigs are more intelligent than horses and we eat them.
  • ChocolateThunder 2011/12/04 00:20:30
    No way
    ChocolateThunder
    +2
    No, unless it was some survival situation

    .
  • divine.shona 2011/12/04 00:20:04
    No way
    divine.shona
    +4
    i am totally against killing animals, it is so cruel they have feelings just like we do and it really breaks my heart thinking of them being slaughtered. Imagine us being put in slaughter houses (omg Murder lock em up) well you should think the same about the poor animals who cant speak up for themselves, and who feel like we do.
  • mmmholl... divine.... 2011/12/05 15:01:35
    mmmhollywould
    *shakes head*
  • oldcavpilot 2011/12/04 00:13:56
    Yes
    oldcavpilot
    +4
    As a first choice, probably not, but.......

    If you said 'no'....you ain't been hungry. Not 'missing a meal' hungry. I mean 'Hungry', as in little to almost no food of any kind for weeks (or longer) without the ability to get it or know when you're going to.

    You'd be amazed at what you'd eat. BTW; horse meat isn't bad; I know.
  • Haruko.... oldcavp... 2011/12/07 05:53:11 (edited)
  • Skar 2011/12/04 00:05:43
    Yes
    Skar
    +3
    But only if I had to
  • Z-Wolf 2011/12/04 00:04:56
  • mmmholl... Z-Wolf 2011/12/05 15:02:23
    mmmhollywould
    What about pigs?

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