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View Poll Results: Horse meat - Will you eat it ??
Yes I would/have 20 16.39%
Maybe.... I would probably try it. 23 18.85%
No 41 33.61%
NO!!! Its completely wrong !!!!! 38 31.15%
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post #71 of 140 Old 07-19-2010, 02:37 AM
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Definitely. Meat is meat, end of story. And yes, I would also try cat, dog, hamster or any other type of animal you'd like to cook up. I don't discriminate.

I've eaten beef, pork, chicken, turkey, deer, elk, bison, caribou, goat, lamb, goose, duck, shrimp, crab, lobster, squid, fish, snails and alligator. Probably some more in there, but that's all I can remember right now!

My grandpa grew up on a mink farm, so they used to collect all the old horses to shoot and use as food in the neighbourhood. Him and his brothers cut a nice horse steak off one day to try it and his mother almost bashed his head in with the frying pan - apparently, frying up horse in her frying pan was "filthy" but this was the same woman who went bananas for chicken brains (she'd boil the skull and crack 'em open like eggs!)

He said it has a very sweet taste (same as mare milk) and he wasn't crazy about it at all.

And as a note, for the argument about chemicals, that's a null and void argument to pretty much everyone. Between the chemicals and steroids being fed to our food, and the pesticides and chemical alteration of our vegetable based foods, you're already screwed unless you've managed to find pure homegrown organic. Cancer is already rampant, I'm pretty darn sure eating a meal of horse isn't going to endanger you anymore then your daily serving of beef fed beef. There are rules and regulations for how long you must wait after administering certain drugs - and for anyone clueless about farm life, animals raised as FOOD also get drugs pumped into them. They're often treated for ailments and just as likely to have been treated with something we shouldn't be eating - HENCE, why you wait until the drugs are removed from the system.

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post #72 of 140 Old 07-19-2010, 03:14 AM
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Just pure curiosity:
alligator tastes like fish ? or meat?
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post #73 of 140 Old 07-19-2010, 07:04 AM
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I would not actively seek out horse meat,but given the opportunity, I would try it. I am willing to try just about anything just once. I have had rabbit before, it was okay. Kind of stringy. It was farm raised though, not wild caught. I've been told that that can make a difference.Given the chance I would most likely try cat, dog, rat, or some other critter. I've eaten various bugs, lamb, and deer too. It's not necessarily something I would eat on a regular basis,but once in a while probably wouldn't kill me.
I hear of people catching turtles and snakes to eat too. Anyone had squirrel before? I have been curious about it for awhile, but don't have the guts to take that dive yet.

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post #74 of 140 Old 07-19-2010, 03:22 PM
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Definitely. Meat is meat, end of story. And yes, I would also try cat, dog, hamster or any other type of animal you'd like to cook up. I don't discriminate.

I've eaten beef, pork, chicken, turkey, deer, elk, bison, caribou, goat, lamb, goose, duck, shrimp, crab, lobster, squid, fish, snails and alligator. Probably some more in there, but that's all I can remember right now!

That would make you pretty unusual in the animal kingdom.
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post #75 of 140 Old 07-19-2010, 06:02 PM
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Just pure curiosity:
alligator tastes like fish ? or meat?
It was fried up as a stir fry type entree, and I would definitely say it tastes more like seafood then your average mammal. It was very rich with a slightly fishy taste, delicious as it was cooked but I couldn't imagine trying to eat an alligator steak. Definitely didn't taste like chicken! I think with alligator being a carnivore, the meat tastes way different then what we're used to eating as we consume almost strictly herbivores. I haven't eaten any actual carnivores outside of it (such as bear or dog), but I hear it has a MUCH different taste which makes sense - it's almost impossible for me to classify what it tastes like because it was so different from anything I'd ever eaten.

ponyboy - I'm pretty unusual period, so that doesn't surprise me.

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post #76 of 140 Old 07-20-2010, 12:59 AM
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I am a vegetarian, so the simple answer is no.

I'm not against the consumption of horses, but I couldn't personally do it. For the same reason I wouldn't eat dog or cat. They are pets to me, family. I just couldn't. But I'm not about to tell anyone not to. My boyfriend has had dog and said it tasted fine. But I told him that while we're in Korea [in a few weeks!], I don't want to know if that's what he's getting. And I told him if he ever does have horse meat, to not tell me. It would take me awhile to want to kiss him again. o_O Haha.

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post #77 of 140 Old 07-20-2010, 06:30 PM
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Being a vegetarian is probably very wise in some foreign countries. My mom got back from Egypt and discovered what she thought was chicken was actually pigeon. For some reason that grossed her out.

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No matter how we think of it...horses ae livestock, not pets.

I see the need for horse slaughter, but not the inhumane acts of slaughtering horses. In my spiritual opinoin, I would eat horse meat because it is a waste to kill an animal for no purpose. Just like native americans would kill only the animals they needed and used the whole animal (the hide, the bone, the meat). The settlers came and just killed as they wanted meat, while they left the unedible parts to rot on the plains. They almost wiped out the american bison. The way they hunted was inhumane in my eyes.
Because I support the idea of horse slaughter (not the inhumanity that is present in todays slaughter acts), I feel it is okay to eat horse meat, and if given the chance, I probably would.

On the other hand, if I had known the horse in any way before I was to consume it, I wouldn't be able to do it. I would gag until my stomach was in my throat
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Being a vegetarian is probably very wise in some foreign countries. My mom got back from Egypt and discovered what she thought was chicken was actually pigeon. For some reason that grossed her out.
I ate pigeon and sparrow when I was around 7
My grandma is an avid carnivore.
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post #80 of 140 Old 07-20-2010, 08:53 PM
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That's awesome! Did it taste any different then chicken? I imagine the meat being tougher since they're in flight all the time as opposed to chickens?

I don't think there's much that could bother me, except I DO shy a little at the idea of eating bugs - I think I may have a difficult time sucking down worms or fried locusts or something!

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