There is probably one thing worse than finding Horsemeat in your burger….
…..And that is finding horseSHIT in your burger.
The horsemeat in burgers furore is really a fuss over nothing. Eating horsemeat will not kill you unlike eating a dog’s liver which will do you a lot of harm.
Yes, there may be issues with eating horsemeat for those who are religiously forbidden to do so, but surely if you are THAT strict you would be purchasing your meat from a specialist supplier anyway.
I wonder if those people who are going ‘ugh horsemeat’ are the same people who think nothing of eating a doner kebab from a takeaway after a night out? They will probably eat their kebab without even a thought about how the animal lived and died, how the meat was handled and stored or even what else may be lurking in their large doner with salad and chilli sauce. I stopped eating kebabs when I made the connection between eating a Saturday night kebab, and spending Sunday mornings glued to the toilet, doing a reasonable impression of a resident of an acute dysentery ward.
If people are that concerned about what’s in their burger, why are they getting Tesco value burgers in the first place? Surely if meat quality is an issue wouldn’t it be better to eat less meat, but better quality meat? Humans are ominvores and we dont’ need to eat meat everyday. We never used to eat meat everyday because meat was expensive. Unfortunately over the years the customer has demanded cheaper and cheaper meat items such as burgers and sausages, and has grown to treat meat as a ‘filler’ instead of a treat or an expensive flavouring agent. With this constant demand for cheap meat products, it is no wonder that unscrupulous members of the meat industry may have been tempted to bulk out their ‘beef’ products with stuff that is not exactly beef.
Anyway, that’s the lot from me on this subject and I shall not ‘whinney’ on about it any more.