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Horse Meat Discovered In Burgers Sold In UK And Ireland
http://www.businessinsider.com/ ^ | Jan. 15, 2013 | Ben Quinn,

Posted on 01/15/2013 3:16:04 PM PST by B4Ranch

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), which made the discovery, said the burgers were produced by two processing plants in Ireland, Liffey Meats and Silvercrest Foods, and Dalepak Hambleton in the UK.

In nine of the 10 burger samples from the four retailers, and from the Irish chain Dunnes Stores, horse DNA was found at very low levels. However, in one sample, from Tesco, the level of positive DNA indicated horsemeat accounted for 29% relative to the beef content.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: horsemeat; tasteslikechicken
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1 posted on 01/15/2013 3:16:13 PM PST by B4Ranch
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To: B4Ranch

Which means, of course, that the stuff passes unhindered inside the whole european/eurabian union.


2 posted on 01/15/2013 3:21:12 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: B4Ranch

“Every year over 100,000 American horses are transported to Canada and Mexico to be slaughtered and their meat shipped to Europe for human consumption.
Horse meat is considered a delicacy in Europe costing around $20. per pound.”

“The horses from America (Canada & Mexico) that are slaughtered for food are race horses, show horses, trail horses, companions and pets.
Horse meat in America is considered taboo.
Horses are mostly considered pets in America thus the taboo for eating its meat.”

From: http://www.americanhorsemeat.com/


3 posted on 01/15/2013 3:24:23 PM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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Nay!


4 posted on 01/15/2013 3:25:47 PM PST by Dedbone
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To: B4Ranch

Gives new meaning to TESCO’s slogan, “every little helps”.


5 posted on 01/15/2013 3:27:05 PM PST by Lovely-Day-For-A-Guinness (Eenie meanie, chili beanie, the spirits are about to speak....)
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To: Iron Munro

The San Diego Zoo buys a product called Nebraska Loaf. It is ground up horse with skin, bones, everything included. It is fed to the lions, tigers, and leopards. I suspect that some of the thoroughbreds from the Del Mar Racetrack wind up at the zoo.


6 posted on 01/15/2013 3:30:27 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: B4Ranch

Does it taste good?


7 posted on 01/15/2013 3:33:22 PM PST by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: Iron Munro

>Horse meat is considered a delicacy in Europe costing around $20. per pound.”<

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Horse meat is sold by special horse butchers and the best smoked meat anywhere is made of horse meat. All deep red meat without a trace of fat.

All pretty expensive meat and purchased only by the well-to-dos.


8 posted on 01/15/2013 3:33:24 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: B4Ranch

I remember Nikita Khrushchev telling the Russians that horse meat was good. Also said he would have starved to death during WWII if not for spam.


9 posted on 01/15/2013 3:34:14 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: forgotten man

If it had ground up Sasquatch in it Michelle Obama would get upset


10 posted on 01/15/2013 3:34:48 PM PST by Fai Mao
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To: B4Ranch

As a mobster once said when asked about the meat markets in NY.....”Some of it moo’s and some of it don’t moo”


11 posted on 01/15/2013 3:36:17 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: B4Ranch
Horse Meat Discovered In Burgers Sold In UK And Ireland

Yabut...

Where's the beef?

12 posted on 01/15/2013 3:39:02 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month)
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To: B4Ranch
Horse meat is sold by special horse butchers and the best smoked meat anywhere is made of horse meat. All deep red meat without a trace of fat.

All pretty expensive meat and purchased only by the well-to-dos.

So these burger eaters should be tracked down and charged extra for the burgers that contained the high priced horse meat!


13 posted on 01/15/2013 3:41:55 PM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: B4Ranch

“W-i-i-i-l-l-l-b-b-b-u-u-u-r-r! Why do you have a chainsaw in your hands?”


14 posted on 01/15/2013 3:42:43 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: B4Ranch

Whoa, Nellie!


15 posted on 01/15/2013 3:43:07 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: B4Ranch

I, myself wouldn’t knowingly eat it - and I eat just about anything that doesn’t eat me first, LOL!

Can’t get past how beautiful horses are. I also can’t eat coyote or wolf - too close to a dog for me. I’m raising my first steer for butchering. His name is, ‘Dinner’ and he’s still WAY too cute to eat, IMHO. Supposedly I’ll get past that when he’s big and ornery next year. We shall see. He p*ssed on me the other day...that’s not helping his chances!

I’ve eaten guinea pig, snake, rabbit, squirrel, bear, venison, elk, moose, raccoon, bobcat, ostrich, buffalo, alligator & turtle.

Who thought to eat the first lobster, I wonder? LOL!


16 posted on 01/15/2013 3:43:41 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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17 posted on 01/15/2013 3:45:23 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

18 posted on 01/15/2013 3:47:56 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Iron Munro
From the site

There are reasons you might consider selling meat from race horses, show horses and pets as cruelty to the humans that eat itcThis is because most everyone in the horse meat industry is well aware of the fact that the horses being slaughtered have unknown histories.

As if every cow has an guarantee tag/sarc.

As a farming family we witness these loving pet owners aren't so fond of spending hundreds of dollars every week on these "hay burners" when the price of hay, grain goes up.

And with a willingly blind eye, sell, give away or abandon these creatures when the love/novelty wears off.

Its painful to see the hypocrisy....
19 posted on 01/15/2013 3:52:47 PM PST by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: Iron Munro

During the meat shortages during the Vietnam war, horse meat made a pretty good breakout during under Nixon.

I was surprised to see it fade away again so easily.


20 posted on 01/15/2013 3:53:34 PM PST by ansel12 (Cruz said "conservatives trust Sarah Palin that if she says this guy is a conservative, that he is")
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To: LukeL

Luke L, Yes, horse meat does taste good. I did not mean to eat it. I did not know I had eaten it. I thought I was eating a good grade of beef. Then I read in the paper that the meat market was raided and shut down for selling horse meat.


21 posted on 01/15/2013 3:54:13 PM PST by ruesrose (The Anchor Holds)
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To: B4Ranch

The article clearly states “horse DNA”.

Those burgers could be full of horse semen, not meat.


22 posted on 01/15/2013 3:58:26 PM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Who thought to eat the first lobster, I wonder? LOL!

That Japan dish of the poison fish always gets me.

First, you live on the coast and have all the sea food in the world, then you see that one fish kills a bunch of people who ate it, then you notice that every time someone eats that fish, they die, most of us would just put that on the list of 'do not eat'.

23 posted on 01/15/2013 3:58:56 PM PST by ansel12 (Cruz said "conservatives trust Sarah Palin that if she says this guy is a conservative, that he is")
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To: B4Ranch

It’s called the Camilla Burger.


24 posted on 01/15/2013 4:06:57 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: B4Ranch
A man I knew said in WW2 the army fed them ‘corned beef’ but they later discovered that it was canned horse meat.
In the ‘80 he told me that he had stopped buying corned beef because it was horse meat, I asked him how he knew and he told me the above, well with in a month it was in the news that there was a recall of corned beef [from South America]....he was right... horse meat...
25 posted on 01/15/2013 4:09:52 PM PST by virgil283 ( *- Never give the devil a ride. He will always want to drive.-*)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
I’m raising my first steer for butchering. His name is, ‘Dinner’ and he’s still WAY too cute to eat,

Hope you don't have any young children b/c they will get attached to "Dinner"

My brother's kids did and when he had it rendered into hamburger, they had a hard time eating "Buttercup"

To this day one of my nieces cannot eat some meat and hamburger not at all

I kidded them about it, saying:

"What did ya think your grandaddy does with all his cattle? A retirement home for wayward cows?

They gave me the "stink eye"

HaHa.
26 posted on 01/15/2013 4:10:57 PM PST by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: Hoodat

Have a burger?

Neigh!


27 posted on 01/15/2013 4:12:45 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Oh, that would be much better. (/s)


28 posted on 01/15/2013 4:14:24 PM PST by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: B4Ranch

"Yeah, well if wishes were horses we'd all be eating steak"

29 posted on 01/15/2013 4:17:52 PM PST by Manic_Episode (Some days...it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps....)
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To: B4Ranch

Nothing wrong with horse. Had a delicious sirloin du cheval in Belgium a few years back. Very lean but flavorful.

It’s too bad that the US suffers from “Bambi Syndrome”.

“Oh, they’re so cute....how could you eat one, besides they become pets and this fouls the market. I’d take a horse burger anytime...probably cheaper than the ‘beouf’...Stevie666


30 posted on 01/15/2013 4:24:14 PM PST by szweig (HYHEY!! (Have You Had Enough Yet))
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To: B4Ranch

No roos? The aussies are SO on their own.


31 posted on 01/15/2013 4:26:15 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: B4Ranch

John Kerry is in hiding.


32 posted on 01/15/2013 4:27:24 PM PST by Mark (For the first time in my life, I'm no longer proud of my country.)
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To: B4Ranch

Why would they do this when beef is less expensive? Reminds me of the absurd claims that Chinese restaurants cook cats. Nonsense, chicken is much cheaper and easier to get.


33 posted on 01/15/2013 4:34:50 PM PST by youngidiot (God help us.)
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To: B4Ranch

"Cancel my flight to Ireland!"


34 posted on 01/15/2013 4:39:09 PM PST by COBOL2Java (kak-is-toc-ra-cy: Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. See: GOP-e)
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To: LukeL
Does it taste good?

Of course it does. Your bovines (cow, elk, buffalo, etc.) are vegetarians, your equines (horse, etc.) are vegetarians

People who eat those animals are second-hand vegetarians.

I don't like eating carnivores (dogs, cats, wolves, fish, etc.), but I do occasionally stray onto the omnivores (pig being most notable).

35 posted on 01/15/2013 4:47:05 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: RedMonqey

Horses off the track may have Bute, Salix, and or other medications in their systems when they’re processed.


36 posted on 01/15/2013 4:47:48 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: elkfersupper

Chickens are also omnivores.


37 posted on 01/15/2013 4:48:45 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

>>He p*ssed on me the other day...that’s not helping his chances!<<

I could understand a heifer p*ssing on you if you were behind her, but not a steer. What were you doing? Playing with his doo-jiggy?


38 posted on 01/15/2013 5:01:22 PM PST by B4Ranch (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable-John F. Kennedy)
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To: B4Ranch

I would like to say that I refuse to eat anything smarter than a politician, but then I’d be on a steady diet of nuts and berries.

There are some animals that I like so much that I won’t knowingly eat them, cattle is not one of them, horses are.

Those folks are gut eaters, so it shouldn’t be a big deal to them.


39 posted on 01/15/2013 5:01:50 PM PST by Gator113 (I voted for "love of country".... this mess if your fault.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

I am guessing but I imagine that it is the leg cartilage, guts and lungs. It would not be the roasts or filets.


40 posted on 01/15/2013 5:07:51 PM PST by B4Ranch (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable-John F. Kennedy)
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To: RedMonqey

We farm and own horses.

Yep, a lot of people don’t calculate that it costs a certain amount to buy the horse but then, it keeps eating whether it gets ridden or not.

Horse slaughter plants serve a sad purpose. Some horses just don’t have a future. I would rather they ride a few hours to a well-regulated US plant rather than get trucked for days out of the country.


41 posted on 01/15/2013 5:37:16 PM PST by Cloverfarm (This too shall pass ...)
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To: B4Ranch

This should silence the neigh-sayers.


42 posted on 01/15/2013 5:49:58 PM PST by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: B4Ranch

Horses for courses . . . like the appetizer, the entree, maybe even the soup.


43 posted on 01/15/2013 5:59:16 PM PST by Oratam
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To: RedMonqey

it’s different when you raise them. they have a face and they look at you.

it’s why i am grateful that other people are butchers. if i had to do it my diet would be inverted, probably. i couldn’t go veggie but it’d be a lot less meat.


44 posted on 01/15/2013 6:00:17 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: szweig

i would think a great upside, not that i advocae for it, would be horses are fed a better diet and require a lot less antibiotics to deal with problems, than average feedlot cattle do.


45 posted on 01/15/2013 6:02:04 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Fai Mao

Is a Wookie the same as a Sasquatch? Or just ‘cousins’? Just wondering how Her Lardass-Wookieness fits into the DNA chain.


46 posted on 01/15/2013 6:02:43 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s/15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. Self-Defense is The First Human Right.)
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To: B4Ranch
http://www.foodstandards.gov.uk/news/newsarchive/salamisurvey171203
"No more horsing around with salami
Wednesday, 17 December 2003
A UK-wide investigation carried out by the Food Standards Agency suggests that consumers should no longer be concerned about the problem of salami containing undeclared horsemeat and donkeymeat"

Horse meat faces ban in Italy
The Telegraph
By Nick Pisa in Rome
6:20AM GMT 08 Feb 2010
Excerpt:
"Italy is the largest consumer of horsemeat in Europe with more than 48,000 metric tonnes eaten every year and it is a common dish among youngsters because of its high iron content."


47 posted on 01/15/2013 6:13:07 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: RedMonqey

We say the cows go to “freezer camp”.


48 posted on 01/15/2013 6:24:29 PM PST by Marie Antoinette (:)
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To: Rocky

“Meat’s meat and a man’s gotta Eat” - Co-Pilot Ida, Motel H#LL.


49 posted on 01/15/2013 6:38:11 PM PST by DJlaysitup
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To: LukeL

50 posted on 01/15/2013 6:50:08 PM PST by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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