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Nov 29, 2011 06:38 PM

USA Allows Horses for Human Consumption

Well, it had to happen eventually:

....the House of Representatives and the United States Senate approved the Conference Committee report on spending bill H2112, which among other things, funds the United States Department of Agriculture. On November 18th, as the country was celebrating Thanksgiving, President Obama signed a law, allowing Americans to kill and eat horses.( ...

So where and when can we line up to buy some????

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    1. What a disgustingly slanted article. And OP.

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      1. re: Stelmaria

        I agree. Horsemeat SHOULD be available for consumption.
        I'm surprised it wasn't legalized sooner.
        I really don't see why some people get their undies up in a bunch over the idea. They have no problems killing pigs, cows, chickens, rabbits, geese, ducks...and the list goes on...and yet they feel that eating horsemeat is somehow immoral or gross.
        Ridiculous (and stupid, if you ask me).

        1. re: The Professor

          Horses are going to be slaughtered here, but not approved for human consumption in the U.S. Domestic horses are fed de-wormers and other meds that would never pass the the bar for human consumption.

          1. re: pikawicca

            Further, reprobate diners may steer away from traditional cash gratuities, and substitute "Lucky Boy in the third at Pimlico" as their tip.

            1. re: Veggo

              Friend, horses have played such a major, positive role in my life that I just can't joke about their slaughter for food. For me, it would be the equivalent of eating a cat or dog. (Plus, knowing the drugs I've given them, I wouldn't ever eat them.)

                1. re: pikawicca

                  I guess it's quite subjective. I own four cats and a dog, all of who I love deeply, but I must profess an extreme interest in trying properly prepared dog and hope for the opportunity.

                  1. re: vorpal

                    Koreans like 'em. I wouldn't eat it, but doesn't give me the right to judge. All around the wold one man's pet is another person's dinner depending on the country and cuisine.

            1. Fantastic! Where can I get me some horse meat?

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