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  1. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    Martyn Turner.

  2. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 3 years ago

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

  3. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

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

  4. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago

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

  5. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    @omQ R

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

  6. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years 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.

  7. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago

    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

  8. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    @omQ R

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

  9. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years 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.

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Oh, just go for Soylent Green and stop fussing over a little burro in your burger.

  11. Larry

    Larry said, over 3 years ago

    Part of the concern is the finding of Bute in the meat; safe for horses but not for humans.

  12. Krazy Ig Katz

    Krazy Ig Katz said, over 3 years ago

    Horsin’ around with the meat supply.

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