Originally Posted by BBC
Originally Posted by BBC
On the principle, it does not bug me too much that horse was in the food.
The problem is that it was deceitful. Truth in labeling, etc. and nearly 30%, that is NOT an accident!
(but I have always thought horse people should be more honest about it. Like rabbit breeders. At their shows they don't just have classes for the prettiest bun, but also for the tastiest, plus the stuff that can be done with fur....no one is crying about the mean ole breeder flooding the rescue market...)
Reminds me of a story my dad told me many years ago, about this wholesale guy, having this AMAZING cheap beef....until it came out it put a little 'hop' in your step: People became ill with something they could have never gotten from beef....only from Kangaroo! Oops?
I always thought horsemeat was a "delicacy" and as such would naturally be labelled correctly and cost a lot more than beef. This gives me reservations about eating red meat if I ever get to travel to Europe. :(
Reminds me of the kosher butcher in Baltimore...it was discovered he was selling non kosher chickens...they found the Tyson packaging in his garbage.
Growing up right after WWII in Europe, butcher stores had rabbit carcasses hanging to sell with hair on their tail.
That assured the public it didn't use to meow.
It seems that, without heads and skin, both look the same hanging there.
Of course, at that time, there was not much meat around, no one was going to be very particular where their next skimpy, rationed bites were coming from.:(
Those that sell produce that is not as advertised, no matter what it is, are just crooks.
Hm. I wondered why one of my friends (who happens to work for the BBC) statuses said "horseburger." I feel I can't be against people eating horse meat, because I am a meat eater myself and that would be just a little hypocritical.
As someone mentioned above, its more the fact that they got away with being so deceitful is extremely disturbing.
In New York City they used to make them dye the horse meat. In theory to keep it from getting in the human food supply. Think that was in the 50's
Just a side note, filling horses up with medications of various origins is in most places not as common as it is in the US.
Playing vet is frowned upon, even if the doc might show you how to administer shots so they don't have to come by every day for certain things. But a barn first aid kit as filled as the average US barn seems to have? You'll be hard pressed to find that!
They are suprised horse meat is in the burger?????????
Because the stores bought beef.
it's as plain as that, you sell beef, you gotta wrap up cow, not horse.
The sticky wicket in this gig.
And I am pretty sure it was not about the meat itself, but the possible fraud connected with it.
of course, like 40 years ago the hot dog vendor at a small German horse show jokingly yelled at the PR guys: Turn of the Cavalry March, the sausages are jumping off the grill! (I always thought that was a HILARIOUS joke! :yes:)
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Ouch: Horsemeat scandal wipes £300 million of Tesco's market value, shares down 1% in trading - @Guardian