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  1. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    A real cowboy would shed no tears.

    “Never name your horse. Someday you may have to eat it.”

  2. pirate227

    pirate227 said, almost 2 years ago

    sacré bleu!

  3. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I like a strong opinion, but “M. Froggie” crosses a line. I wonder how many other ethnic slurs the editor would have let pass?

  4. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, almost 2 years ago

    I was under impression that the ate horse meat in europe.

  5. saywhatwhat

    saywhatwhat said, almost 2 years ago

    @TJDestry

    I agree. And what’s the point? Is he making fun of french people in general because they don’t eat what Americans eat? Is it how the cowboy is dressed or the cook for being fat, or the horse for being old, little cars or cobblestone streets? The day before yesterday, half the joke seemed to revolve around the Pope being German.
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    For those wondering, yes some Europeans eat horse meat. It’s a pretty small minority. The only reason horse meat is in the news is because there was a big uproar about it being included (without proper labeling) in some prepared meal items like lasagna (and whatever).
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    Everyone might want to do a DNA test on your next Big Mack if you’re real worried about it.

  6. saywhatwhat

    saywhatwhat said, almost 2 years ago

    Oh, I guess that should be “Big Mac (registered trademark symbol)”

  7. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, almost 2 years ago

    @fritzoid

    My horse is named “Breakfast.” IS that OK?

  8. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    In the eighth century the Catholic Church began strongly condemning what the church saw as the pagan practice of the consumption of horse meat. Europe saw a significant decline in the consumption of horse meat with the rise of Christianity. Horses were essential to Anglo-Saxon life in the period from the end of Roman Control around 410C.E. to the Norman conquest of 1066. Horses were associated with some warrior pagan gods in pagan religions. Horses were buried with warriors and persons of status, and sometimes eaten as part of the pagan rituals in early Saxon cultures. England is still more of a horse consumption hold out compared to other places in Europe. Oxford Journal of Archaeology/Kristopher Poole/ Article currently in wwwsciencemag.org vol339-THANKS TO CHRISTIANITY HORSEMEAT WENT OUT OF STYLE.

  9. charliekane

    charliekane said, almost 2 years ago

    My ancestry is German, with a wee bit of Polish about the hips thighs and belly.

    In another setting, if the window read cuisine Kraut, I would not be offended.

    BTW, how many Polocks does it take to . . .

  10. Atma

    Atma said, almost 2 years ago

    Horse meat is not as bad as some of the cr@p considered ‘food’ people eat in America, GMOs for instance.

  11. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @saywhatwhat

    The only reason horse meat is in the news is because there was a big uproar about it being included (without proper labeling) in some prepared meal items like lasagna (and whatever).


    Actually, the fuss isn’t because “it wasn’t labelled” so much as it was because “it was specifically labelled as beef, and turned out to be horsemeat instead.” As consumers, it is bad enough to find out that you are eating something you didn’t know was in there; it’s kind of worse to find out that what you were told WAS in there, wasn’t what was claimed.


    And when we got to the products that were 30-100% horsemeat, that is not “accidental contamination”, either.


    The thing is, that kind of fraud brings up a whole bunch of other questions. Like where the horses came from, and were ANY health and safety standards for food actually followed?

  12. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Atma

    GMO is not the bogeyman you think it is.

  13. HenryPercy

    HenryPercy said, almost 2 years ago

    You know the French get pretty caustic poking fun at Americans. It doesn’t much bother me

  14. 38lowell

    38lowell said, almost 2 years ago

    More than one country is eating horses-mostly from the USA.
    Will dogs be next?
    Then…?
    US.

  15. saywhatwhat

    saywhatwhat said, almost 2 years ago

    @Lynne B

    “Actually, the fuss isn’t because ‘it wasn’t labelled’ so much as it was because ‘it was specifically labelled as beef, and turned out to be horsemeat instead.’…”

    I don’t understand your use of quotation marks. What I wrote was, “…being included (without proper labeling) in some prepared meal …” Not really different form what you wrote, just not as detailed.
    In the end, the question really is why we feel we have to eat such inexpensive meat products and wonder why the manufactures look for every way they can to make it cheap.

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