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View Poll Results: Would you eat raw horse meat?
Yes 22 25.88%
No 63 74.12%
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Myself I wouldn't eat horse meat let alone raw horse but others might.

News, A New York chef planned to serve raw horse meat. It would have been a disaster—but not for the reason you think.


M. Wells Dinette horse meat scandal: Why horse meat is more dangerous than you think. - Slate Magazine
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:29 PM
 
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No
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:11 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, California
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I wouldnt mind having horse meat sausages
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Volcano
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I'm not personally going to eat it, but I see nothing wrong with it.

Scientists tell us humans have been eating horse meat for at least 2,000,000 years. It is popular in Japan, sometimes even eaten raw as sushi. In France there are specialized butchers for horsemeat, and restaurants that feature it. What we now call French Fries were actually invented in Belgium, and were originally cooked in horse fat.

It's legal to sell inspected horsemeat for human consumption in the US, but the closure of the last horse slaughterhouse in 2007 dried up the supply. It also created a situation where surplus horses that were culled from overpopulated wild herds, downsized ranches, and all the other sources of live animals had to be hauled out of the country to Mexico or Canada for slaughter. When this new slaughter house opens it will be a far more humane option to those very long journeys.

I think the story over-sensationalizes the situation, because racing horses can very easily be separated from other sources that do not use the drugs in question.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:57 AM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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I refuse to read it or vote in the poll.
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:05 AM
 
Location: On the East Coast
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No way!
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:13 AM
 
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No. Unless that was the *only* food standing between me and literally starving to death. Even then, I would at least attempt to build a fire and cook it.

I do think it's funny that a chef at a hoity toity restaurant would try to sell raw horse meat as some sort of a delicacy. Lol.
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:14 AM
 
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I didn't even read the article but no freakin way! It saddens me when I read about the brutal nature in which they kill horses. They cramp them in tight transportation vehicles to bring them to the slaughterhouse (*ugh*) and then some pos human whips them, raises them by their hind legs and tortures them. I would never support such an unethical, brutal practice; and that goes for any animal that's killed in an excruciating fashion.
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:24 AM
 
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Myself I wouldn't eat horse meat let alone raw horse but others might.

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I really don't understand the American bias towards certain kinds of meats when we have no problem eating cows/pigs/chicken/etc. If you're a vegetarian I entirely understand but I don't get how someone can sit down and have a nice juicy steak for dinner and then completely refuse to consider eating so many other meats.
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:39 AM
 
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I've eaten raw horse meat in Japan. It's actually very good. They slice it very thin, like sashimi, drizzle usually with ponzu sauce, and serve with grated ginger and daikon radish. I would definitely try it out in restaurants here in the US based on my experience.
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