Friday, February 22, 2013


Experts within the horse slaughter industry have told the Observer there is evidence that both Polish and Italian mafia gangs are running multimillion-pound scams to substitute horsemeat for beef during food production. There are claims that vets and other officials working within abattoirs and food production plants are intimidated into signing off meat as beef when it is in fact cheaper alternatives such as pork or horse. ...
"I'm concerned that this is an international criminal conspiracy here and we've really got to get to the bottom of it," [Britain’s environment secretary Owen Paterson] said

Sometimes the horse patty has taken the place of the revered hamburger patty, and we fast-food consumers have paid little attention to any difference.

 And neither did the horse.

We hastily gobbled the bovine burger, and it never dawned on us that it might instead be the flesh of a horse, or perhaps even a kangaroo. 

Choose your own animal here.

This no longer will be the case, however, due to the recent reporting of some horses corralling inside of the restaurant known as Burger King.

Now the King of Burger must ride upon a steed, since horses have taken over his kingdom,
and he didn't even say, "A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse!"

Instead of the Burger King standing outside his establishment we will see a horse.

I remember my neighbor, one of the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, telling me how he had served a man a hamburger without any meat patty, just the bun with a little ketchup and mustard, and how the man devoured the meatless burger without even blinking, then drove off just as happy as if he had eaten a real hamburger.

Not everything we eat tastes like chicken, with or without the chicken feathers.

As the saying goes, “Out of sight out of mind.”

And so it is when it comes to whether today’s burger has yesterday’s horse, or some other animal.

Choose your own animal.
What we eat is not always what we think.

Sometimes a cow's moo must submit to the horse's neigh.

There’s always more meat than will meet the eye.


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