A short and pithy post. Honestly! Would you believe that from me?
Horse meat in lasagna.
I confess, I couldn’t resist writing about it.
I see four issues here:
OK to eat cows, pigs, sheep, but not horses and dogs (British perspective)
Some countries eat dogs (Switzerland and Asia), some eat horses (Europe, Canada, Chile), some eat guinea pigs (South America). Some eat cockroaches. Maybe not that many, but some south east asian countries do eat crunchy insects, like locusts. Aboriginals eat witchetty grubs. British and many other countries eat rabbits. What’s the difference?
Naughty companies pretending they are using cows and have substituted horse meat.
But is the real worry that people are eating horses or that they are ingesting bute? (An anti-inflammatory drug often given to horses – and dogs – so watch out if you eat dogs too).
Do I care? No. Smug here on cloudy roughseas.
I don’t eat meat and I don’t buy ready-made meals. So that’s easy.
And what’s the difference between eating horses that may have been taking bute to eating cows that have been eating sheeps’ brains?
Just another boring meat industry scandal that will blow over in a couple of weeks, and then you will all be back to taking your
horse beef lasagna out of the freezer and popping it into the microwave.
I’m off to peel some potatoes and make a casserole (organic tempeh and seitan).
Buen provecho. Bon appetit. Enjoy your meal 🙂