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31 Jan 2013 08:01 PM   |   52678 clicks   |   Daily Mail
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webthing01     
As if fast food is not gross enough.

31 Jan 2013 07:05 PM
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brap    [TotalFark]  
Whew, for a second there I thought they were going to stop selling "Home Of The Whopper" Speedos.

31 Jan 2013 08:01 PM
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Confabulat    [TotalFark]  
Wow, it's one thing when someone finds a rat head in the nuggets, but this? WTF?

31 Jan 2013 08:02 PM
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UsikFark    [TotalFark]  
Yes, but did they apologize profusely on Oprah?

31 Jan 2013 08:04 PM
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jaylectricity    [TotalFark]  
Hmm...I wonder what that tastes like.

31 Jan 2013 08:04 PM
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brantgoose    [TotalFark]  
Your suspicions are correct:  our mascot is a demented serial killer.

31 Jan 2013 08:04 PM
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Oznog     
TFA: "The fast food chain, which has more than 500 UK outlets, had earlier given a series of 'absolute assurances' that its products were not involved."

Sir, is Burger King adding horse meat to burgers?

"Nay!"

31 Jan 2013 08:04 PM
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eraser8     
Are horses less delicious than cows?

Not trolling...I'm seriously curious.

/voted against the California ban on selling horse meat for human consumption

31 Jan 2013 08:05 PM
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JasonOfOrillia    [TotalFark]  
There's nothing wrong with horse meat.

31 Jan 2013 08:06 PM
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maxx2112     
Get your piping hot horse burgers horse fries, horse cakes and shakes. We got tongue, straight from the horse's mouth.  All our horses are 100% horse-fed for that double-horse "juiced-in" goodness.

/ Horse Pepsi okay?

31 Jan 2013 08:06 PM
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whatsupchuck     
Just say neigh to Burger King.

31 Jan 2013 08:06 PM
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poe_zlaw     

eraser8: Are horses less delicious than cows?

Not trolling...I'm seriously curious.

/voted against the California ban on selling horse meat for human consumption


No. It's why their sales were up.

31 Jan 2013 08:06 PM
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eraser8     

brantgoose: Your suspicions are correct:  our mascot is a demented serial killer.


blog.mlive.com

Nobody that sexy could possibly be evil.

31 Jan 2013 08:07 PM
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some_beer_drinker    [TotalFark]  
if they sell me horse meat, does that mean i get to pay in bottlecaps? hope it's not radioactive.

31 Jan 2013 08:07 PM
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DB     
An urban legend is born.

31 Jan 2013 08:07 PM
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Apos     
cdn01.cdn.justjared.com

"In news sure to nauseate all day
A fast food titan lost its way
Though quite brief, it was coarse-
They were actually serving horse-
'Have It your way'? BK, I say neigh!"

31 Jan 2013 08:07 PM
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jaylectricity    [TotalFark]  
The mane thing is how much fiber are you getting from these burgers?

31 Jan 2013 08:08 PM
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tetsoushima     
If eating a cow doesn't bother you, why would eating a horse bother you?  My only disappointment is that there isn't some other farm animal in there.

31 Jan 2013 08:08 PM
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J. Frank Parnell     
At least with horse you don't have to worry about Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

31 Jan 2013 08:08 PM
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ringersol     
TFA: "threatens to destroy the trust of customers."

If the history of multi-national fast food chains wasn't enough to prevent or shake someone's 'trust' in the first place, I doubt a little horse meat or cover-up is going to do the trick.

31 Jan 2013 08:08 PM
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antiFodder     
1.bp.blogspot.com

31 Jan 2013 08:09 PM
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Devolving_Spud     
Wilburgers?

networkawesome.com

31 Jan 2013 08:09 PM
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Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     
Well, THAT'S a horse of a different color...

31 Jan 2013 08:09 PM
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buckeyebrain     

jaylectricity: Hmm...I wonder what that tastes like.


Just like chicken!

31 Jan 2013 08:09 PM
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ExperianScaresCthulhu     

tetsoushima: If eating a cow doesn't bother you, why would eating a horse bother you?  My only disappointment is that there isn't some other farm animal in there.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

/as long as it's advertised as what it is

31 Jan 2013 08:10 PM
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rudemix     
Your change, sir. *schhhplat*

31 Jan 2013 08:10 PM
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ShobuZukuri     
ewi1473.ewi.utwente.nl

31 Jan 2013 08:11 PM
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INeedAName     
Oh noes, they found trace amounts of equine dna!

31 Jan 2013 08:11 PM
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blottoman     
images.sodahead.com

31 Jan 2013 08:11 PM
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A Shambling Mound     
Because, what, horses have souls?

It's horse meat, not E. Coli. There is nothing wrong with eating it and if you think there is I'd like to hear exactly what your reasoning is.

I mean, aside from the fact that you were told you were buying beef. That's an issue.

31 Jan 2013 08:11 PM
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calbert    [TotalFark]  
I don't hear people complaining about this:

condiment.portablefolkband.com

31 Jan 2013 08:11 PM
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WhyteRaven74     

eraser8: Are horses less delicious than cows?


from what I've heard it's quite tasty

31 Jan 2013 08:11 PM
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Kaiser Blade     
Whatever, it's lean and probably was raised on less antibiotics.

31 Jan 2013 08:13 PM
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fusillade762    [TotalFark]  
Think smaller, and more legs.

31 Jan 2013 08:13 PM
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take_flight     

What?


WHAT?


WHAT?!


Just kidding...who cares, they eat horse meat in all sorts of other countries.


31 Jan 2013 08:13 PM
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HellRaisingHoosier     
What are the negative side effects of eating horse?
I mean, we Americans eat lobster, which are essentially giant cockroaches of the seas.

31 Jan 2013 08:13 PM
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brantgoose    [TotalFark]  
What a waste of perfectly good horsemeat and beef. I mean really. It's not as if horsemeat is poisonous. It is probably less poisonous than regular hormone and antiobiotic-laden beef. And having seen a few Whoppers in my time, I expect that horse meat can only improve them.

For all I care, they could put kangaroo in the burgers. (That's the next big thing--Australians are about to discover that they've been eating a combination of emu, roo, and lamb as "beef" for years--which probably explains why Australian life-expectancy is so much better than American, British or Canadian life expectancy.)

Isn't horse lean meat? You might be getting some performance-enhancing drugs from the horses that lose races, but then again you might not. There's probably more drugs in the horses that win races.

I insist on horsemeat in my fast food burgers!

And don't forget the emu, roo, lamb, moose, deer, and rabbits.

ESPECIALLY RABBITS.

Have you ever had rabbit? Tastes like duck.

Could be worse. Could be road kill. Which is what I suspect they have been adding to fast food burgers in North America, seeing as the horse meat goes into pet food.

31 Jan 2013 08:13 PM
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Pin Fiften Clob     
The fact that horse meat is so taboo boggles my mind.  I would personally not eat it, but I don't see what the big deal is.  I can understand the customers being upset since it wasn't advertised as such, but whatevs.

31 Jan 2013 08:13 PM
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Fark Rye For Many Whores     
Brits bridle at horse patties

31 Jan 2013 08:14 PM
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blacksharpiemarker     

eraser8: Are horses less delicious than cows?

Not trolling...I'm seriously curious.

/voted against the California ban on selling horse meat for human consumption


Horse meat is delicious (horse steak, for example), but buffalo meat is my favorite for burgers. Much more rich and flavorful then common beef burgers.

Trying different meats is not for everyone, but I'd say the issue here isn't the meat they used, it's the fact that they tried to hide it.

31 Jan 2013 08:14 PM
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RealAmericanHero     
I'm not sure why it's not okay to eat horses, to be quite honest.

31 Jan 2013 08:15 PM
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Martian_Astronomer     

WhyteRaven74: eraser8: Are horses less delicious than cows?

from what I've heard it's quite tasty


Frankly, I think we should be happy that we're still talking ungulates here....

31 Jan 2013 08:15 PM
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Oldiron_79     
eraser8: Are horses less delicious than cows?

Not trolling...I'm seriously curious.

/voted against the California ban on selling horse meat for human consumption


The meat is redder and is supposed to make better hamburger than cow.

31 Jan 2013 08:15 PM
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RatMaster999     
Will I stop eating there?

Neigh

31 Jan 2013 08:15 PM
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sleeps in trees     
My issue is it wouldn't be as regulated as cow. That and I really don't think it's right to claim a certain food is another. People, regardless of how illogical have the right to choose what they put in their maw.

31 Jan 2013 08:16 PM
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MrEricSir     
I don't get it. When the fish mislabelling scandal broke out, it seemed like nobody cared. So why is everyone going crazy over a horse/beef scandal? And at Burger King? Let's face it, if you're eating at Burger King you don't give the slightest shiat what you're putting in your body.

So what's the big deal, here?

31 Jan 2013 08:16 PM
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skinink     
Two all-horse patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.

31 Jan 2013 08:16 PM
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Korzine     
I thought horse meat was more expensive than beef. Seems weird to cut beef with a higher costing meat.

/Wouldn't mind trying it though.

31 Jan 2013 08:16 PM
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justabitdisturbed     
Adding horse meat to their beef is the only way to make it taste not shiatty, apparently.

31 Jan 2013 08:16 PM
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Real Women Drink Akvavit    [TotalFark]  

eraser8: Are horses less delicious than cows?

Not trolling...I'm seriously curious.

/voted against the California ban on selling horse meat for human consumption


No, actually, they're not. They're also lower in fat, higher in protein, for some odd reason (despite the lower fat content) more tender than many cuts of beef and have a slight sweet, rich taste. I didn't realize I was eating horse meat when I was actually eating it, but when I was told later what it was (after I pronounced it yummy, of course) I reflected on the fact I'd just eaten part of Flicka and then just kind of shrugged.

If you don't tell me what I'm eating before I eat it and I like it, I'm not upset later when I find out what it was when it was alive. At least I haven't been upset by the source of the deliciousness yet. I'm sure there are limits (other people, my pets - things like that).

31 Jan 2013 08:17 PM
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