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  1. maxpower097

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  2. Brownout

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    Never knew that.

    Makes me wonder about that hamburger at lunch.
     
  3. JoeJester

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    And the first assumption is that someone is selling the harvested meat. Who is to say a family that can't afford meat is using the meat?
     
  4. maxpower097

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    Well its been illegal to use horse meat for like 5+ years, the quietly they let the ban pass without renewing it nationally in Dec 11. Then states started passing laws against it. But figuring we get so much meat from south of the border I'm sure we all eat our share of horse
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    Theres lots of articles on it
    http://www.ibtimes.com/horse-slaughter-approved-us-5-reasons-not-eat-horse-meat-212585

    Then in June 12 they repassed the ban
    http://www.petside.com/article/horse-slaughter-meat-ban-back

    But I'm sure it still finds its way into corrupt meat houses and processing plants in other countries.
     
  5. tshuck

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    Are there any scientific reasons for not eating horses, or is this just a culture thing?
     
  6. JoeJester

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse_meat

    Wiki has some good info on it. I may have eaten horse meat in Italy 33 years ago, as my Italian was very ruff.

    There are plenty of recipes out there ... and horse meat is a higher protein then beef. I won't be rushing out anytime soon, but you can purchase horse meat in their clearly marked "not for human consumption" in asian markets.
     
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    Waste not want not.
     
  8. Brownout

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    The article seemed to suggest that people were illegally slaughtering horses for their meat. People also consider horses campanions, like cats and dogs. From a nutritional standpoint, there would be no reason to not eat it.
     
  9. maxpower097

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    No, its just culture thing like eating a pet. In the US many people keep horses.
     
  10. strantor

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    Pretty sure I ate horse meat in Panama. I'm still alive and kickin'. Not sure why it would be illegal, unless you were marking it "Beef" and selling as such. I see nothing wrong with the honest sale and purchase of horse meat. But then I could say the same thing about pot and a handful of other things whose illegality is a mystery to me.
     
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    I find it interesting that the government dictates which animals are okay to eat and which aren't based off of whether people might think it's cute, or useful....

    ..it's a good think cows and chickens are so ugly :p
     
  12. strantor

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    why else do we have a government? ;)
     
  13. tshuck

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    ...to **** off other country's governments?
     
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  14. strantor

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    So there we have it. The purpose of the government is to create enemies both foreign and domestic.
     
  15. tshuck

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    ....it....it all makes so much....sense....
     
  16. JoeJester

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    Damm ... I'll have to be much more observant to abide by the oath I took four times. The government ... we have met the enemy and it is US.
     
  17. strantor

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    I only took it once, but remembered enough to hijack it's verbiage. I still support and defend the constitution (not in a professional capacity) but I didn't see anything in there about horse meat.
     
  18. Georacer

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    I don't know if you realized it, but you made a political talk out of a horse steak.

    The horse meat isn't taboo in AAC. Politics is.
     
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  19. JoeJester

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    A slight hijack ... but I couldn't help myself with the response.
     
  20. maxpower097

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    Hey I'm innocent.
     
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