Horse shit — 25 Comments

  1. I agree.. Don't know what all the fuss is about.

    Probably lead to a load of new reasons for skiving off work/school.

    "Please miss, I can't come in today 'cause Mammy gave me horse meat last night and I feel sick today"


    I too have eaten it in France, like yourself, by mistake only in a restaurant. Did not have much command of the old frog language back in those days!!

    I'm still here as well (I think!!!)

    • It's just another symptom of the Nannying Society where everything has to be labeled and analysed to death.  We have to be protected against anything harmful or [in this case] harmless.  I just don't understand why this was considered headline news both here and the UK.  Now if they had found lethal levels of arsenic………..

  2. Your missing what is between the lines. 
    This extra meat must have came from an illegal abattoir.

    That is the scandal if it comes true

    • The problem is that there are too many involved in the process – exporters, abattoirs, processors, manufacturers and shops.  It's no wonder that people take advantage or just generally fuck up.

      • so the traceability back to the farmer is a load of bull

        illegal abattoir meat being laundered in licensed Irish meat factories

        jesus, that is the end of Irish exports of meat for a long time

        • Presumably it was the abattoir or the processor who was at fault?  It has nothing to do with the exporters, unless of course they wrote "COW" on the side of a horse?

    • Now that's a horse of a different colour!  [Sorry!].  They should be charging a premium for those burgers if there is heroin and cocaine in them?

  3. It's not a big deal just has the EU change the definition of horse, cow and pig. They lie about everything else why stop now? 

    • With all the rules, regulations and restrictions, it's a wonder anything arrives on the shop shelves at all.

  4. For fuck's sake!!! In Germany during the war horse meat was a much sought after item on the black market and it never affec……. hang on……..

    Forget it.

  5. My ex wife had a French mother, and we would fairly regularly drop in on her relatives in Paris. Horsemeat steaks were a common feature on the menu there, and I loved them. Succulent and juicy and very tender. Served with sautéed potatoes, baby carrots in butter and a green salad. Yum! Always followed by a chunk of Camembert that was running off the plate it was so ripe. All accompanied by a rough and ready Pays d'Oc. Ah, good eating and drinking. It's the very stuff of life.


    Oh, and although almost none of the family smoked (except the son, but I was sworn to silence on that one), an ashtray was always provided, and there wasn't a hint of wrinkled noses or handwaving.

    • The problem with the French is that they are civilised.  Something some other countries can't quite get used to.

    • Of course it is.  Usually they just bung in the gristle, fat and other shit they can't sell in any other form.

  6. Did you hear the latest?  Apparently now they are finding camel toe in Tesco leggings.  Ha ha

  7. If it was just a mix up of meat, then theres no harm done. But if waste animal products is being laundered through food processing facilities then this is a fucking huge deal.

    A horse doesn't accidentally get killed, butchered and minced by mistake. So what is the source of the horse meat? Old racing horses? Illegal, sick animals? Where was their entry into the process? How were the carcasses stored? Were they even refrigerated? Are they filled with horse antibiotics? Butchered cleanly? Or do they contain offal, brain etc…?

    And if animal carcasses are being laundered, are there other animals in the mix, e.g. greyhounds, donkeys etc…?

    If horse can make its way into a beef burger then so can shit, brain and any other animal.

    • But I always thought those were the ingredients of any supermarket burger?  Wouldn't touch the things with the proverbial bargepole.  Their only use in life is for patching holes in the soles of boots.  How anyone can actually ingest them beats me.

  8. Agreed. Meat should be bought fresh, from a butcher. If you're buying frozen shit at Tesco, you may as well be buying it out of the boot of a car

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