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#1633416 - 11/30/11 01:42 PM Horses could soon be slaughtered for meat in US
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Horses could soon be slaughtered for meat in US

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Horses could soon be butchered in the U.S. for human consumption after Congress quietly lifted a 5-year-old ban on funding horse meat inspections, and activists say slaughterhouses could be up and running in as little as a month.

Slaughter opponents pushed a measure cutting off funding for horse meat inspections through Congress in 2006 after other efforts to pass outright bans on horse slaughter failed in previous years. Congress lifted the ban in a spending bill President Barack Obama signed into law Nov. 18 to keep the government afloat until mid-December.
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#1633418 - 11/30/11 01:45 PM Re: Horses could soon be slaughtered for meat in US A_G
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#1633421 - 11/30/11 01:51 PM Re: Horses could soon be slaughtered for meat in US kitten
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
yeah, you can eat cows...but dangit, lay off the horses...

in the old west, many Indian tribes and also cowboys prefered horse meat to cows...in France they eat it as a delicacy today...
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#1633422 - 11/30/11 01:51 PM Re: Horses could soon be slaughtered for meat in US kitten
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out of the frying pan...
If they would improve the handling process in this country, slaughter here would be MUCH better than the current situation of hauling them to plants in Canada and Mexico.
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#1633435 - 11/30/11 02:08 PM Re: Horses could soon be slaughtered for meat in US RR Becca
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I'll take the Mr Ed meal, supersized, with a diet coke. grin
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#1633438 - 11/30/11 02:10 PM Re: Horses could soon be slaughtered for meat in US A_G
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what has happened to society that we've dipped to this new low and are considering eating horses?
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#1633441 - 11/30/11 02:12 PM Re: Horses could soon be slaughtered for meat in US Peepers
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wouldn't it be something if Sarah Jessica Parker started the anti-horse meat campaign! laugh
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#1633443 - 11/30/11 02:14 PM Re: Horses could soon be slaughtered for meat in US A_G
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I'm sure it would eat at her to see her kin go to slaughter
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#1633445 - 11/30/11 02:19 PM Re: Horses could soon be slaughtered for meat in US Peepers
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I'd like a horse burger with a carrot on the side and for dessert I will have a sugar cube.
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#1633510 - 11/30/11 03:27 PM Re: Horses could soon be slaughtered for meat in US HappyGilmore
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Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
yeah, you can eat cows...but dangit, lay off the horses...

in the old west, many Indian tribes and also cowboys prefered horse meat to cows...in France they eat it as a delicacy today...


yep they do, and they used to put statue like horse heads on the outside of the restaurants so that you know they serve horse sick (thank you storage wars for the info)!!! smile
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#1633512 - 11/30/11 03:28 PM Re: Horses could soon be slaughtered for meat in US Peepers
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Originally Posted By: Peepers
I'm sure it would eat at her to see her kin go to slaughter



laugh
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#1633580 - 11/30/11 04:23 PM Re: Horses could soon be slaughtered for meat in US *nUnZeO*
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Our exchange student who was from Kyrgyzstan said you had to be really important to have a horse slaughtered for dinner to honor you. He said that if we came to visit they'd slaughter a lamb, but we wouldn't be horse worthy.
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#1633590 - 11/30/11 04:30 PM Re: Horses could soon be slaughtered for meat in US 'Lil Freak!
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#1633594 - 11/30/11 04:32 PM Re: Horses could soon be slaughtered for meat in US Peepers
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Why not slaughter dogs for meat in this country too? I put horses in that category and that's why i'm anti-horse slaughter.
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#1633596 - 11/30/11 04:33 PM Re: Horses could soon be slaughtered for meat in US 'Lil Freak!
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Thsi si really sad, but wouldn't this solve part of the problem of the homeless horses? I think I heard that peopel can't afford their horses anymore since it is so expensive to board them...at least with killing horses, you can eat them as opposed to euthanizing dogs/cats.
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#1633645 - 11/30/11 05:07 PM Re: Horses could soon be slaughtered for meat in US Dip
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
I agree with Dip...I saw a homeless horse under an overpass on my way in to work today...he held up a sign that one one side said "Willlbbbuurrr?" and the other said said "will neigh for food".
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#1633649 - 11/30/11 05:08 PM Re: Horses could soon be slaughtered for meat in US HappyGilmore
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How was he holding up the sign? smirk
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#1633659 - 11/30/11 05:19 PM Re: Horses could soon be slaughtered for meat in US A_G
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How was he holding up the sign? smirk



YEAH HUH??how?? confused
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#1633672 - 11/30/11 05:28 PM Re: Horses could soon be slaughtered for meat in US *nUnZeO*
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Horse meat is a delicacy in other countries. I heard it was used as dog food somewhat in the US prior to the ban.

I don't know about homeless horses, but there are abandoned donkeys in rural areas of Texas. Owners couldn't afford to feed them with the drought, so they released them.
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#1633696 - 11/30/11 05:45 PM Re: Horses could soon be slaughtered for meat in US *W*W*
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Beer braised shoulder of horse

Serves 4

2 brown onions, peeled and roughly chopped

2 carrots, peeled and chopped

8 cloves garlic, peeled

150 g flat pancetta, cut into batons

4 bay leaves

2 kg Horse shoulder, trimmed

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 litre Amber Ale

Pre-heat oven to 160˚C or if you are lucky enough crank up the wood fired oven.

In a large heavy based pot or casserole fry off the onions in olive oil over a medium heat for 5 minutes, add the carrot and garlic and cook for a further 3 minutes. Add the pancetta and bay and brown.

Add the horse shoulder and brown all over, season really well with sea salt and pepper. Pour in the beer and add enough water to cover and bring up to the boil.

Take a piece of baking paper about two inches larger than the size of the pot. Scrunch it up and then flatten it back out. Place this over the meat and seal with the lid of the pot.

Cook in the oven for 6 hours or until falling apart. It’s a good idea to check the progress every couple of hours. Top up with a little extra water or beer if required.

Remove from the oven and let rest for 20 minutes before serving.

To serve:

We served the horse with a roasted cauliflower Quinoa salad. Horses like salad so it seemed like a good match.

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Note:

I cooked the horse in Little Creatures Roger but I think a Pale Ale or a wheat beer would work equally well as the braising liquid.
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#1633700 - 11/30/11 05:47 PM Re: Horses could soon be slaughtered for meat in US A_G
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Originally Posted By: Mr. A_G-DDD™
How was he holding up the sign? smirk


Sandwich board. smile
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#1633714 - 11/30/11 06:17 PM Re: Horses could soon be slaughtered for meat in US kitten
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Originally Posted By: kitten
Originally Posted By: Mr. A_G-DDD™
How was he holding up the sign? smirk


Sandwich board. smile

mmmmmmmmmm horse sandwhich sounds delicious
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#1633740 - 11/30/11 06:48 PM Re: Horses could soon be slaughtered for meat in US doobydoobydoo
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Originally Posted By: DoobyDoobyDoo
Originally Posted By: kitten
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How was he holding up the sign? smirk


Sandwich board. smile

mmmmmmmmmm horse sandwhich sounds delicious


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#1633742 - 11/30/11 06:49 PM Re: Horses could soon be slaughtered for meat in US GuitarDude
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Try the new McSandusky burger! whistle
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#1633748 - 11/30/11 06:52 PM Re: Horses could soon be slaughtered for meat in US A_G
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This will bring new meaning to Arby's "Horsey Sauce"... eek
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