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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Horses for Courses

A week doesn't go by in the UK without Gordon or Mourinho getting their kecks dirty again.

This week's hoo-ha is all about horse-meat, food-stuff of the French, supposedly 'unthinkable' to our nation of animal lovers.

Horse-meat, along with the humble ostrich and kudu, is supposed to be low in cholesterol and high in nutrients (iron and the like). Given the recent food-scares over traditionally-farmed livestock in recent years (BSE, Foot-and-mouth, Bird-Flu), it may well be prudent to put the vet's best customers on our dinner tables, considering the great care taken to optimise their health to tip-top racing condition.

Horse-meat was supposedly banned in the UK and sections of Western Europe thanks to it's association with pre-Christian traditions. Increasing secularity puts paid to it's presence causing religious offence in a country with minimal Church attendance so the precise reason for it's continued offence is beyond me. I'd happily eat a horse if I wasn't allergic to it.

What about you?


At 12:25 AM, Blogger Darwin said...

I really don't think I could eat a horse. Although it's completely hypocritical of me, considering I eat chicken and pork and lamb.

At 9:24 AM, Blogger Dili said...

Its all a matter of perception. A person will consume anything he perceives is consumable based on his perception of the society he was raised and is living in.

Hence we have, raw fish (Japan), live octupus & squid (Korea), Dog, Snake (China), Spiders (cambodia), Crickets (Latin America), among the more "gruesome" menu items


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