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  1. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    Martyn Turner.

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @onguard

    Kind of not like Obama’s programs. Unless you can actually point some out for us otherwise you are making it up.

  3. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 1 year ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    If you don’t feed the troll, it might just go away.

  4. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    For more of his cartoons:
    http://www.cagle.com/author/martyn-turner/

  5. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    This comic is based on the fact that a lot of European ‘beef’ was found to have equine DNA. I have no idea why any European would object to that, but a lot of them did.

  6. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, over 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    ^ Not the continental Europeans, just the British.And I suppose the Irish.

  7. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    BBC World News implicated Romania, I think.
    It sounds like they buy beef from all over and mix it together.

  8. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Onguard is off base as usual.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Reminds me of our own EPA that still use techniques from the last century. By naked eye alone. Not a good system.

  10. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, over 1 year ago

    @Rockngolfer

    Romania has protested on how they have been grossly misrepresented. EU law that has outlawed horse-drawn carts and therefore Romania has a surplus of “millions” of horses? Yep, sounds like “bull” to me and not “horse”.
    The middle men are likely the ones who have doctored documents and provenance of these meats for processed foods.
    We’re learning how the processed meats industry works and I think most folks are aghast. I’m not, I never eat processed meats, even burgers or pies (sausages are the exception but then I’ve eaten a horse sausage from France. Wasn’t impressed. I usually buy specialised sausages and they’re usually well sourced) I once shocked a supermarket “butcher” by choosing a good cut of meat and asking that it be minced. I was the one who should have been more surprised. Don’t you want to know what’s in your mincemeat and why wouldn’t I want it to be good meat and not offcuts? Darn, just contradicted myself…don’t I want my sausages to be from good cuts, too?


    The clamour it has generated in the UK seems to be concentrating on the fact that horse meat was used. It isn’t usual in the UK unlike on the continent. The real question should be how documents were forged and how unknown meats are introduced. If one can sneak in any ol’ meat, what else is being ignored?
    For instance, prison authorities in the UK discovered pork meat mixed in with “halal” meat. School dinners, hospital food, pub food, all have been found to be “contaminated”, too.
    If you want cheap & cheerful, you gets what you wants.

  11. Michyle Glen

    Michyle Glen said, over 1 year ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    Poke a fork into it and see if it whinnie’s :))

    The real issue is truth in packaging, if Romania gets away with the substitution of horse meat for beef, what’s next? Cat? Dog? Human??

  12. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, over 1 year ago

    @Michyle Glen

    The Romanians were not lying about what was being sold.
    They claim they sold horse meat as horse meat.


    Likely a Dutch trader with a history & conviction of mis-selling horsemeat for beet.


    EDIT: Updated 2nd url link to a new article.
    (not that anyone cares about this thread

  13. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    You cleared up a lot of questions with your post and the two links. Thanks.

  14. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    I read that phenylbutazone, a horse medicine was in the meat which is not approved for humans.
    Like you say, just eating horse meat isn’t any worse than beef it is a cultural thing. Horse was banned in pet foods in the US in the early 70s.

  15. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @onguard

    The cartoon is about European horse meat, not you messiah Obama whom you are obsessed with. You couldn’t be more off base.

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