So then....why is eating horse meat worse than drinking a cup of ice cold Vitamin D milk?
I'm just wondering what your motivation is here for that statement....
It's not. Just picking and choosing which rules to follow. As stated previously in this thread, half (or more!) of the things you're exposed to on a daily basis--and not just food items--are dangerous ("has been shown to cause tumors in rats in the state of California....").
Not to mention that the toxins in horsemeat are an entirely moot point in the argument against slaughter should stricter testing regulations be put in place. They can't be used as an example against slaughter at large
, just slaughter as it currently stands
(and such regulations will actually be put into place in the new American plants, so that little problem is already being solved). And it's not "our own people" that are being poisoned. It's the consumers overseas. If they educate themselves on the issue, decide it's not worth the risk, and then boycott, the more power to them! Same as we can, if we wish, boycott the dairy industry or whatever. On the other hand, should they come to the conclusion that the claims of dangers are unsubstantiated, they should be allowed to consume as they choose.
Along that vein, the "dangerous" toxins in horsemeat aren't a new thing. They're a decades-old thing that's just now gaining press due to anti-slaughter legislation. If there was going to be a plague of people dying from drug residues in it, it would have surfaced by now.
It's difficult to track all Cancers, but as an RN, and having worked 20 plus years with Cancer victims, I'm fairly sure horses fed various wormers and other drugs are NOT safe when ingested.
Because you came across patients who got cancer from eating horses who had been dewormed? How does your experience give you expertise on this subject?
Responsible horse ownership would be a start.
Yes, that WOULD fix the problem, wouldn't it? Simple solution; why didn't I think of that? Just tell me....how exactly do you go about enforcing that, when we can't even enforce responsible parenting?