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Sun Jul 16, 2017, 06:06 AM

Could Congress put horsemeat back on the menu in America?

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Source: Washington Post

Could Congress put horsemeat back on the menu in America?

By Maura Judkis July 14

Itís taboo to eat horse in America. Anyone who wants to kill horses for human consumption in the United States will face plenty of obstacles ó one of the biggest being Congressí ban on Department of Agriculture funding for horsemeat inspections. But that may soon change: A panel in the House of Representatives has voted to lift restrictions on horse slaughter for meat.

The amendment that banned funding for horsemeat inspections, which was tacked on to the annual USDA funding bill, was voted down 27 to 25 by the Appropriations Committee on Wednesday. Itís not the first time American horses have been threatened this year ó in May, President Trumpís 2018 fiscal budget proposed euthanizing or selling wild horses so the Bureau of Land Management can save money on their care.

The three U.S. slaughterhouses that dealt in horse closed in 2007, according to the New Food Economy. Horses in the United States can be sold and shipped to other countries, where it is legal to slaughter them for food. Elsewhere in the world, eating horse is more common ó itís considered a delicacy in Japan, where it can be served as sashimi, and it is also served in Belgium, Iceland, Norway, Slovenia and parts of Italy, among other countries.

Horsemeat has been the subject of several high-profile incidents in recent years. ...

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 07:28 AM

1. It is odd that we eat some but spare others

Ok to eat lambs but not horses?

Seems illogical to me.

Soon flesh will be made in factories so we will be able to eat blueberry infused puppy meat guilt free. I wonder what babies taste like?

I look forward to joining my meat eating friends once meat is no longer harvested from thinking, feeling creatures.

Sorry. I couldn't resist.

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Response to Cicada (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 08:11 AM

2. Soylent Green is people.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 10:48 AM

3. This is nuts

Horses are considered companion animals in this country--like eating a poodle. That's why the slaughter houses were finally closed, thank goodness. To say nothing of the way it was done.....mares, stallions, foals crammed into trucks, so that many arrived extremely injured or dead. Then strung up by their hind feet and their throats slit. Yes, I know the argument that the same is done to cattle, sheep, swine. I have no answer for that. It was a great victory to finally end horse slaughter, even though they still get shipped to Canada or Mexico for the same fate.

The Rethugs supporting this should be made into hamburger.

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