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Horse Meat.... Would you eat it ?

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  • What ethnicities eat horse meat
  • What country can you eat horse meat

View Poll Results: Horse meat - Will you eat it ??
Yes I would/have 20 16.53%
Maybe.... I would probably try it. 23 19.01%
No 41 33.88%
NO!!! Its completely wrong !!!!! 37 30.58%
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    07-16-2010, 05:47 AM
  #1
Weanling
Unhappy Horse Meat.... Would you eat it ?

In Australia we do not generally eat horse meat , although we do export it to other countries for consumption.

I am interested in everyone's OP on this topic.

Perth butcher Vince Garreffa began selling horse meat at his store on Tuesday and is vowing to continue, despite receiving death threats from animal liberationists.

Would you eat horse ? & Why?

I guess I could eat it..... It would take some getting used too.
I eat cow & roo , horse should be no different . I wouldn't be eating my own horses lol . We ate our own cows on our farm ( back in the day) .

So why is the thought of eating horse seems a lil bit wrong .
     
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    07-16-2010, 05:56 AM
  #2
Weanling
I would but only if I knew the animals had been intentionally raised for slaughter. Not crippled auction horses.
     
    07-16-2010, 06:09 AM
  #3
Weanling
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Originally Posted by AztecBaby    
I would but only if I knew the animals had been intentionally raised for slaughter. Not crippled auction horses.

Just knowing that they had a good easy life before they ended up on the plate.
I see the point there .
If there became a market for it, could we maybe see some of the neglected skinny horses normally sold at auction being put to pasture and fed up at least enjoying their last few months . Before being slaughtered .

Touchy topic eh
     
    07-16-2010, 06:14 AM
  #4
Started
I wouldn't eat it, however I'm not against horse slaughter for meat (as long as it's in a HUMANE manner). The only reason why we think it shouldn't be done is because it's taboo. But what is taboo to us is something completely normal in another culture.
     
    07-16-2010, 06:15 AM
  #5
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Shalani    
Just knowing that they had a good easy life before they ended up on the plate.
I see the point there .
If there became a market for it, could we maybe see some of the neglected skinny horses normally sold at auction being put to pasture and fed up at least enjoying their last few months . Before being slaughtered .

Touchy topic eh
Yep, that's about it.

You would hope so.. hope being underlined.
     
    07-16-2010, 06:45 AM
  #6
Yearling
I read about that in HorseDeals gallery. Apparently they want to target certain ethnicities that are more accustomed to eating horses, it said they had previously been buying it from pet shops...
I don't see a problem with it being sold for consumption in Aus, thousands of horses are already slaughtered here for overseas consumption so it doesnt really make a difference slaughter-wise.
I wouldnt eat it though, I suppose just because im not used to the idea. I actually don't eat meats like duck, veal, turkey, quail, all those etc, meats other than the regular cow/pig/chicken, just because I've never eaten it growing up and I guess I just stick to what im used to. And i'd never try it because I've owned horses and it'd just be iww..

I really can't see the average person buying horse meat. I don't think its going to become heaps popular.
     
    07-16-2010, 07:21 AM
  #7
Yearling
I'm reeeally picky so it would have to be prepared really well. It seems like it would take some getting used to. Also, this may be a figment of my imagination, but I think someone once told me it was very tough. And I hate tough meat.
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    07-16-2010, 07:31 AM
  #8
Banned
Most certainly.
     
    07-16-2010, 08:03 AM
  #9
Yearling
I'm not against slaughter but,
I personally don't eat much meat due to taste preference, and I imagine horse to taste tough and stringy.
     
    07-16-2010, 08:49 AM
  #10
Yearling
Any meat can be tough, it depends on how much work the animal has done in its life time. That's why slaughter animals are prefered to move as little as possible. And im sure that most horses slaughtered for food today have had some sort of regular exercise plan in their life.

I don't think I would eat horse... Unless I had too! I have however eaten Bear, Gator, Deer, Goat ect. And I hear dog is a fine meal, Mt. Lion it stringy(well cats in general). And snakes are tasty lol...

People eating horses is not axactly the most shocking thing around here! Someone slaughtered a belgian to feed their dogs, and someone else ran out of food over winter, and slaughtered one of their own belgians.
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