Horse Meat, the trend to put pets on a plate- would you eat it?

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  1. From Japan, now in the US says:

    Hi,
    Maybe it is not a timely response to this post as I found your post just now.

    I am a Japanese living in the US (CA and NJ) for 5 years in total. Although we did not have meat-eating tradition for more than 1,000 years through late 19th century, when we opened borders to western courntries, eating raw horse meat is not a strange thing in Japan now. For us, cow, pig and horse are equal. To be honese, personally, eating rabbit sounds more weird, as rabbits are so cute and pretty as food, but it tastes good.

    I always wonder why American media start bashing when they find something different from America. I would say it is an Angro-Saxson thing. People in France, Italy, German Belgeum, and even the neibor, Canada, eat horse. Feelings to horse meat consumption shown are not Universal things at all. Same to dog, cat and whale (we do not eat dog or cat, but I do not accuse someone for eating dog or cat). It is like accusing for being “different from them”, it looks you are not one of them though.

    So this is my comment. A few years (or a decade) ago, the word “Globalism” was regarded as “Americanized”, but now I think it should be interpreted as “diversified”.

    Best regards,

    • jimmyjames says:

      Thank you, I couldn’t agree more. Modern food practices and production have REALLY watered down what is available, and over time have changed the way many (especially in North America) view ingredients. Take something less “risqué”, like fish for example. Only a few species are eaten on any significant scale, such as salmon, halibut, cod… leading to low and even endangered numbers. Monk fish (delicious by the way) was actually thrown back because it was ugly. I guess as food increasingly becomes more expensive and scarce, more will diversify their diets, and not be so caught up in misconceptions and dogma.

    • Streakin Amber says:

      Excuse me!!!! Are we here calling your heritage weird? You now live on the U.S. soil and it is NOT a custom here to eat horse meat! You both want to eat it, go where you can eat it!! TO ANOTHER COUNTRY!!!! BECAUSE THIS COUNTRY DOES NOT SERVE HORSES FOR DINNER!!!

      • jimmyjames says:

        Good thing I live in Canada… Amber, there is a history of eating horse in the US, especially when they couldn’t be used as beasts of burdens anymore. Eating horse meat in the US was only recently banned in 2007. Here’s a great article about the history of eating horse meat around the world if you’d like to educate yourself… including the US – http://amillionhorses.com/horsemeat.htm .

  2. barbie says:

    Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive read something like this before. So nice to search out somebody with some authentic thoughts on this subject. realy thank you for beginning this up. this website is something that is needed on the web, someone with slightly originality. helpful job for bringing something new to the internet!

  3. Samantha wheeler says:

    Are you trying to make people sick you are nasty people who think you should eat are pets what if you had yo grill your favorite animal in the world or your pet how would you feel I feel awful for these animals and you don’t you are sick people

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