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View Poll Results: Would you try horse meat?
Yes 35 31.25%
No 60 53.57%
Maybe 17 15.18%
Voters: 112. You may not vote on this poll

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    03-02-2011, 08:37 AM
Green Broke
Would you eat a horse?

Im doing a paper for my english class and its going to be on the International Horse Meat Market, I have to conduct a few surveys and I need atleast 20 people to participate. Please explain why you chose the answer you did. Thank you for the help!
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    03-02-2011, 09:39 AM
I said no because here in America, horses are pets, not food. They are just like cats and dogs. The issue is not whether horses are smarter or dumber than cows, it's food animal vs. not food animal. Horses are not like cows and pigs, period.

Now, I might take that back if I ever see a riderless cow in a presidential or military funeral.
    03-02-2011, 09:41 AM
I've always wanted to try horse meat. I've had various meats when I visited other countries, but the closest I've come to horse was donkey.

Jessabel, I wasn't aware that Delete was specifically targeting Americans, so I think your point is moot. She's merely asking horse owners if they'd ever consider eating horse meat. My answer is yes.
    03-02-2011, 09:46 AM
Green Broke
IMO I agree with SR, I actually want to try horse meat. I like to keep things in perspective ;]
    03-02-2011, 09:49 AM
I voted maybe, I don't think there is anything wrong with eating horse meat as many countries do. I am not sure I could personally get past the whole pet thing and eat it. I would definitely try it but don't know if I could separate a horse into the food category enough too enjoy it as a staple meat. Also we raise and butcher all of the meat for our family and I know for a fact I wouldn't be able to kill and slaughter a horse, the little girl in me who loves horsies wouldn't allow that.
    03-02-2011, 10:24 AM
I said no, because I have this thing where I won't eat something I own. If I owned cows I wouldn't eat them either, nor chicken and such.
    03-02-2011, 10:30 AM
I voted no. One, the only meat I eat is chicken. Two, to me it would be like eating your pet. I certainly wouldn't think any less of someone who tried it, and I can see the silliness of burying good meat in a hole and wasting it, but it's just not for me.
    03-02-2011, 10:32 AM
Ignore this, my first post wasn't showing up.
    03-02-2011, 10:38 AM
Originally Posted by Katesrider011    
I said no, because I have this thing where I won't eat something I own. If I owned cows I wouldn't eat them either, nor chicken and such.
There's nothing wrong with that attitude, Kates. But there's also nothing wrong with people who do own and eat their animals.

I plan to have chickens soon, and I will be eating them as well as their eggs. They're not going to be pets, and I know going in that they'll be feeding me.

I'd also like to buy a steer calf and raise it for meat, but that will have to wait until I can get the proper fencing in place. It doesn't hurt that there are several local butchers around who will process the animal for me, so I don't have to do it myself.

The chickens I'll learn to kill and dress on my own, but a steer I'm not willing to tackle.
    03-02-2011, 10:41 AM
I voted yes, but I'd like to make sure it was a young tasty horse, not something like my ancient tumor ridden mare that died. I've had some one on one time with some young cows and they bond just as easily as horses do.

I actually feel worse about eating turkey/chicken than anything else...

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