Ka-blamo wrote:I don't know if it's because my circle of friends are all dirty students, but no one particularly cares that it is horse. Well actually, I haven't really spoken to anyone (in real life, rather than the BURN THE HORSE HEATHENS kneejerk reactions of the internet) who gives a fuck either way.
Big Swiss, the issue's are both that it's horse and we were misled.
Culturally we have never eaten horse(on purpose) I hate the idea of it, just as if it was a dog or cat.
It's something that made us ill that gross foreigners like the french ate, along with anything else they could get their hands on(frogs, snails)
It's not so much to do with tasting the same as beef or no-one noticing making it okay. It's because it's a fucking horse! If we found traces of goose in some chicken product it wouldn't even make the news.
Generally the anger priority of one person is:
46% Eeeww Horse!
49% You lied to us!
4% what other animal have we been eating that we don't know about
1% the horse medicine in the horses that could kill us if we ate it
I work in one of the affected supermarkets and it's generally a jokey subject, no one gives a fuck about horses because we certainly don't have any sort of affinity with horses - why would we?
I also ate some tasty minty lamb burgers as well, they were good. People throwing food away because of this? You've ate this food a million times, this isn't a new thing, at least eat the stuff you've bought.
Edited by GuiltySpark at 15:13:35 16-02-2013