So I went on a pilgrimage/sightseeing trip last week, and I have a confession of sorts. I was offered (looks over both shoulders nervously) and ate (draws the curtains and locks the deadbolt)… HORSEMEAT.
I’ll never watch an episode of Mr. Ed the same way again. Let’s just say that the Food Channel should show National Velvet every Saturday as… you know… a food production documentary.
Don’t ask how exactly horse meat came to be procured. Let’s just say that it’s good to have friends with… ETHNIC CONNECTIONS.
And, of course, in all seriousness, I have to say that the prohibition on horse slaughter in the U.S. is absolutely disgusting, and causes horses to suffer terribly, because people leave them to essentially starve to death because there is no way to legally slaughter them, nevermind use the meat for any sort of food, for either animal or human consumption. Typical female sentimental stupidity! As we have discussed in this space of late, animals, including horses, are NOT rational intellects, and therefore can and should be slaughtered humanely, and eaten.
The ban on horse slaughter in the U.S. was just extended with a moron Congresscretin from Florida even offering the following quote:
“The slaughter of horses for human consumption is a barbaric practice that must end,”
Oh, give me a BREAK. What absolute piffle. What’s barbaric is watching Mr. Ed starve to death or die slowly of laminitis because the owner can’t afford a non-slaughter disposal. Mr. Ed should have a pounded-out value for his meat, just exactly like an old cow, even if he only goes into dog food. And Seabiscuit, in the full flower of health, should find his way onto MY plate, perhaps with some potatoes au gratin on the side.
And now, finally, after all these years, I can testify that horsemeat is quite tasty – very much a red meat like beef, but leaner, and with a hint of sweetness in contrast to the more savory flavor of beef.
If you actually care about the welfare of horses, the legalization of horse slaughter should be priority number one.
Medium rare, of course, of course!