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Would You Eat Horse Meat?

Living 2011/12/02 17:00:00
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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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  • Charlie 2011/12/03 04:12:18
    Yes
    Charlie
    +2
    I hope that horse meat is something on our plates soon.Sounds yummy.
  • janet 2011/12/03 04:03:00
    Yes
    janet
    +4
    Cannibalism has been known to have happen in desperate situation where survival depended on eating human flesh.
    So no one can tell me that they wouldn’t eat a horse if that what it would take to live for another day.
    If you are planning to eat a horse today with all the plentiful food available in any supermarket in the US then I would say, NO WAY.
  • Any 2011/12/03 03:56:32
    Yes
    Any
    +5
    I wonder how many people on this thread voted "I LUV 2 EAT TURKEII" on the PETA question and "No way" on this one... Probably quite a few.

    I am just as likely to eat a horse as any other animal that isn't/wasn't my pet.
  • janet Any 2011/12/03 04:58:19
    janet
    +1
    How true, if people only knew how the live stock that is sold in any local supermarket in the USA is raised and treated they wouldn't have a problem with eating Mr.Ed as well.
  • retrograve janet 2011/12/03 14:38:09
    retrograve
    +1
    Lol, I was wondering when someone was going to mention Mr. Ed.
  • janet retrograve 2011/12/03 21:29:04
    janet
    Haha,,,,Made ya laugh!!!!!
  • jgh57 2011/12/03 03:54:14
    No way
    jgh57
    +7
    No I think we should eat Congress instead.
  • Country... jgh57 2011/12/03 04:52:17
    Country Gentleman
    +7
    I suspect that would leave an awful bitter taste and anyway most of that meats rotten.
  • jgh57 Country... 2011/12/03 21:12:34
    jgh57
    +4
    You are right. I think we should throw it all out.
  • Angel 2011/12/03 03:50:07
    No way
    Angel
    +4
    Eww. No.
  • Smallie Angel 2011/12/03 05:55:00
    Smallie
    +2
    angel you are right i mean my cousin eats horse meat but it's disgusting and tastes like rotten beef.
  • retrograve 2011/12/03 03:47:05
    Yes
    retrograve
    +2
    Depends if it taste good or not.
  • SoD retrograve 2011/12/03 07:05:17
    SoD
    It's salty and stringing.
  • duckman 2011/12/03 03:37:06
    Yes
    duckman
    +1
    Wish I had Some horse right now with some taters and veggies mmmmhmm
  • Barbara 2011/12/03 03:36:57
    No way
    Barbara
    +5
    Naaaaaaaayy!!!!!

    horse neighing
  • wtw 2011/12/03 03:27:55
    Yes
    wtw
    +3
    But of course I would eat a horse!
  • ETpro 2011/12/03 03:14:25
    No way
    ETpro
    +3
    Never. I'd graze in the grass with them before I would kill such a majestic animal for food.
  • iHatespam 2011/12/03 03:12:14
    No way
    iHatespam
    +3
    Never!
  • Shayes ™ 2011/12/03 03:04:14
  • janet Shayes ™ 2011/12/03 03:54:10
    janet
    +2
    I couln't agree more.
    Look at the people around the world who don't have the food supply like we do in the USA.
    They eat bugs, cats, dogs, rats just about anything to not die.
  • La 2011/12/03 02:56:54
    No way
    La
    +4
    I don't even eat beef. Not going to eat horses. They're too pretty.

    horse
  • alex 2011/12/03 02:55:03
  • Jasmine 2011/12/03 02:42:56
    No way
    Jasmine
    +5
    NO WAY NO HOW. I grew up riding horses. Had at least one horse (usually Arabian), at one point 12, from the time I was 6 until I was about 20.


    arabian skowronek
  • Vampsrox 2011/12/03 02:39:20
    No way
    Vampsrox
    +5
    i would rather eat cows pigs and chickens than beautiful horses
  • stevegrimes 2011/12/03 02:26:26
    No way
    stevegrimes
    +4
    I've had it in Germany & I wasn't impressed! Might eat it again when I am rounded up and placed in a FEMA camp in the future. horse meat usda inspector food
  • Dawn 2011/12/03 02:25:07
    No way
    Dawn
    +2
    But only because horses from animal shelters will probably be slaughtered as well. It's fine if they are bred for food but not if they are pets. Also it would be more costly to run horse meat farms then cow farms because of the brushing,shoeing and hoof cleaning required to run this humanely. Until they make a horse breed specifically for this I refuse to eat it on suspicion of it coming from an unhumane source.
  • Any Dawn 2011/12/03 03:54:41
    Any
    A lot of meat comes from inhumane sources ;)
    Not all of course!
  • Dawn Any 2011/12/03 06:03:07
    Dawn
    That's true but if I have alot more reason to believe it's coming from an inhumane source I'm not ok with it. I just don't think raising horses for meat is as practical as raising cattle for meat. Granted, if someone domesticated a cow and it was there pet it's wrong to kill the cow for meat.
  • janet Any 2011/12/03 23:11:46 (edited)
    janet
    +1
    I’ll have to Concur with you on the point that many live stock for profit farms are grossly, inhumane facilities.
    The animals are kept in overcrowded, dark and dirty enclosures.
    If horses were added to the mix I do not feel the conditions would improve.
  • JohnFitzgeral12 2011/12/03 02:16:41
    No way
    JohnFitzgeral12
    +4
    Negative
  • Christy 2011/12/03 02:16:22
    No way
    Christy
    +5
    I grew up on a farm and my parents had 12 horses and I have rode since I was 9 years old, I would never do something like this. It hurts me just to think someone would butcher this beautiful creature.
  • Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of ... 2011/12/03 02:15:23
    No way
    Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET
  • janet Latti I... 2011/12/03 23:16:58
    janet
    +1
    AAAHHHH!!!
    OK, OK we get the point;
    Next time can you please not be so Graphic,
    Thank You.
    Happy Holidays to you.
  • Frankie 2011/12/03 02:13:02
    No way
    Frankie
    +8
    The thought is disgusting!
  • MO.gal 2011/12/03 02:10:54
    No way
    MO.gal
    +5
    I would never eat horse meat.
  • Shirley 2011/12/03 02:04:51 (edited)
  • Nam Era Vet #1 DNA TLC 2011/12/03 01:55:48
    No way
    Nam Era Vet #1 DNA TLC
    +9
    No. Especailly not the wild mustangs
  • Phyl *In God i Trust* 2011/12/03 01:53:20
    No way
    Phyl *In God i Trust*
    +7
    no way
  • Bibliophilic 2011/12/03 01:48:19
    Yes
    Bibliophilic
    +4
    If I were not vegetarian I would eat one. Horses are not sparkly, and therefore just as deserving as pigs or cows. Why is one a friend and the other food? If people are hungry let them eat.
  • La Bibliop... 2011/12/03 02:59:05
    La
    "Would you eat horse meat?"
    "Yes, if I were not a vegetarian"

    So really what you mean is "No" amirite?

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