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Too Much European Integration? Romanian Donkey Meat In UK "Beef" Burgers

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Thanks to a law banning horses from Romanian roads, the ever-enterprising and integrated European Union workers have apparently found a use for the millions of horses and donkeys that were slaughtered. In a bizarre report from The Independent, it appears 'donkey meat' has turned up on the shelves of British, French, and Swedish supermarket shelves (and no it doesn't taste like chicken or ass). The unintended consequence of the Romanian horse (and donkey) ban appears to follow a truly remarkable path from abattoirs in Romania (who must be busy) to a dealer in Cyprus (subcontracting for a Dutch dealer) to a meat plant in France which sold its frozen 'meat' onto a distributor in Luxembourg. French and British governments have forced the removal of the 'fake' beef from supermarket shelves as "a case of fraud and conspiracy against the public." Given last week's incredible footage from Greece, we suspect more than a few are willing to choke it down, as for now the British are pushing to ban meat imports.

 

Via The Independent,

A law banning horses from Romanian roads may be responsible for the surge in the fraudulent sale of horsemeat on the European beef market, a French politician said yesterday.

 

Horse-drawn carts were a common form of transport for centuries in Romania, but hundreds of thousands of the animals are feared to have been sent to the abattoir after the change in road rules.

 

The law, which was passed six years ago but only enforced recently, also banned carts drawn by donkeys, leading to speculation among food-industry officials in France that some of the “horse meat” which has turned up on supermarket shelves in Britain, France and Sweden may, in fact, turn out to be donkey meat. “Horses have been banned from Romanian roads and millions of animals have been sent to the slaughterhouse,” said Jose Bove, a veteran campaigner for small farmers who is now vice-president of the European Parliament agriculture committee.

 

After a couple of days in which the horse meat affair was seen as a largely British problem, the scandal began to be taken seriously by French politicians and newspapers over the weekend.

 

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It came from abattoirs in Romania through a dealer in Cyprus working through another dealer in Holland to a meat plant in the south of France which sold it to a French-owned factory in Luxembourg which made it into frozen meals sold in supermarkets in 16 countries.

 

Meanwhile, legal action over the horse meat scandal is to be mounted in Europe, Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has said as he described the contamination of beef products as a case of fraud against the public.

 

Mr Paterson said the scandal appeared to be "extensive" across Europe but he repeated his rejection of calls for a ban on meat imports, saying that the Food Standards Agency (FSA) advice was that all products on sale are safe for consumption.

 

"This is a case of fraud and a conspiracy against the public, this is a criminal action, substituting one material for another," he told BBC Breakfast in answer to questioning about calls for a ban on meat imports.

 


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Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:21 | Link to Comment LawsofPhysics
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Wake us when the soylent green is served.  Seems like there might be a few more "useless" mammals out there right now...  ...some animals are indeed "more equal" than others.

banker anyone?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:24 | Link to Comment gmrpeabody
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Per our current administration..., just more proof that prices are not rising.

There is no inflation.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:27 | Link to Comment TerminalDebt
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If Britain bans "beef" imports the donkey meat market will collapse. Where do I short that?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:29 | Link to Comment CunnyFunt
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Try "shorting" your donkey in its stall. I'll bet he goes "long" on you.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:31 | Link to Comment Stackers
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The French actually like horse meat.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:33 | Link to Comment King_of_simpletons
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What's the big fuss ? Meat eaters eat meat.

Why does it matter if it is horse, donkey, deer, beef or even giraffe ?

What's the big difference.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:38 | Link to Comment Joe Davola
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Whoa Wilbur!!!!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:46 | Link to Comment camaro68ss
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Is this what happens when you QE food?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:49 | Link to Comment redpill
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Eat moar Donk'y!!11!

 

Love,

Chik-Fil-A Cows

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:01 | Link to Comment idea_hamster
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Eat moar Democrats!!!1!

Love,

ME, NH, RI, CT, MA. NJ, DE, MD, FL, and all the others who got their 4th Amendments rights summarily erased by Obama's DHS.

PS -- Don't worry about me -- I look AWESOME in orange!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:12 | Link to Comment Manthong
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But aren’t they striving for visceral union?

And isn’t jackass the main course at all those EU confabs?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:26 | Link to Comment Sofa King Confused
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EEEHAAW

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 13:44 | Link to Comment espirit
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I'd bet the prime cuts are... long gone!

EEEHAAW back at ya'.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 16:52 | Link to Comment TerminalDebt
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does half horse meat half donkey meat = mule meat?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 17:38 | Link to Comment flacon
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BREAKING NEWS: "Netherlands bans bicycles on roads. Sprockets, metal chains, and spokes served as hamporker meat in Germany!"

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 18:27 | Link to Comment TerminalDebt
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Now I see why the pope is quitting. Moving to England so he can eat more ass.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:53 | Link to Comment Karl von Bahnhof
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Bloody yeah!

Only the little inside information is that these are old english horses, packed with Phenylbutazon, slightly killed, packed and sold to Romania, and then remodelled and with EU stamp sent back to perfidious Albion, where they belong.

See their long faces...

(and faeces)

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/exclusive-fsa-accused-over-tainted-horsemeat-sent-to-europe-8488550.html

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:55 | Link to Comment redpill
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Just wait until you taste the Cotswold Oysters.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 13:40 | Link to Comment espirit
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Vivid memory input...thanks a lot!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:04 | Link to Comment Navymugsy
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"Lightly killed" like say, crunchy frog?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy6uLfermPU

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:43 | Link to Comment LukeWorm
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The difference is the so-called "Cute Index": cows are not cute, horses are. Wolves are not cute, dogs are. It is no coincidence that the panda has the highest Cute Index value and is the brand animal for World Wildlife Fund, WWF. Also it's OK to eat deer, but not reindeer (outside the Nordic countries).

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:45 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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Bring me some Hosenfeffer!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:11 | Link to Comment dogbreath
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do you mean horsenpfeffer

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:22 | Link to Comment TerminalDebt
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I think he means horse and pepper

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:44 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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It's on like Donkey Kong!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:49 | Link to Comment redpill
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Explain why lamb is so fuckin' good then!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:44 | Link to Comment Lost My Shorts
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Yeah, what's wrong with a little Romanian grass-fed donkey?  From a nutritional standpoint, it's probably identical.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:21 | Link to Comment Dr. No
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Also its organic.  Should charge extra.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:36 | Link to Comment rufusbird
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Horse Meat classified as game meat...Nutrition Facts below

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/lamb-veal-and-game-products/4640/2

"The good: This food is low in Sodium. It is also a good source of Niacin, Vitamin B6, Iron, Phosphorus, Zinc and Selenium, and a very good source of Protein and Vitamin B12.

The bad: This food is high in Cholesterol.

Moderately anti-inflammatory

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:26 | Link to Comment Hulk
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The problem occurs when they eat the horse's ass. Cannabalism is strictly verbotten...

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:46 | Link to Comment Bankrupt from B...
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In the UK press, the emphasis is not on the fact that the British meat eaters having a preference for one type of red meat over another.  Rather, it has to do with the lack of control supermarkets and food producers have over their supply chains. That, for most people is the concern.  Add in that the stuff comes from Romania and .....

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 03:55 | Link to Comment thisandthat
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It was never meant for consumption, so may be tainted with banned from food drugs, like antibiotics, etc. - that's what.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:34 | Link to Comment krispkritter
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Reminds me of that old saying "It smells like cat food and Ass in here!"  It's what's for dinner...

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:40 | Link to Comment BLOTTO
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Donkey Dicks in hamburger meat across Europe and abroad...

The middle east is on fire...

Currencies across the globe are collapsing...

Unemployment steadily increasing...

Student loans sky rocketing...

Housing bubbling...

The Pope gives up...

Beyonce is shaking her cunt across the stage...

Three year olds wanting ipads...

- Thats just for this week!

.

AND STILLL the sheep sleep...ignorant...are aloof...

.

More to come, stay tuned...lock&load.

 

 

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:38 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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The Italians too - they give horse steaks to children

If you really want to eat good salami, you'll have to try the traditional Sardinian and Corsican donkey salami

nevertheless, I agree: Too Much European Integration for Old Blighty. It's time for the UK to leave this barbaric continent that allows countries like Romania to be considered peers

----

the trade wars, have they begun?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:00 | Link to Comment Karl von Bahnhof
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Damn whats wrong with donkey and cart? Soon we will need them! 

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 14:03 | Link to Comment Matt
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Romanians are going long abiotic oil, are certain they have a limitless domestic supply right under their feet, so they want to encourage people to stop using vehicles powered by grass and start using vehicles powered by gas.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:30 | Link to Comment TuesdayBen
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I like Donkburgers. In fact, in the tradition of the Fed, I would gladly pay you Tuesday for a Donkburger today

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:39 | Link to Comment moonstears
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TuesdayBen, I think the politically correct term is "assburgers", or "burger of ass".

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:45 | Link to Comment redpill
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Assburgers?  Isn't that Tim Geithner's affliction?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 21:12 | Link to Comment smiler03
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Don't be ridiculous!! As per usual, Eric Cartman is ahead of everybody else, he knows all about assburgers....

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zZv6gnG2p0

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:35 | Link to Comment Yes We Can. But...
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Something tells me you can be difficult to track down on Tuesdays.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:26 | Link to Comment Groundhog Day
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currency war, trade war...next up real war

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:26 | Link to Comment redpill
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Gosh I guess when Gordon Ramsey screamed at some hopeless contestant until she cried that her food tasted like donkey he wasn't just employing hyperbole.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:24 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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False alarm.....not horse......just pork.

 

Cue the riots in Paris.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:40 | Link to Comment redpill
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Rut-roh, someone is getting jihaded imminently!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:48 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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I remember a friend of mine who actually sold pork to muslims during the yearly festivities in my city :)

A SALE IS A SALE!!!

And you know what? Those guys didn't burn.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:51 | Link to Comment redpill
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Maybe they just take away one afterlife virgin per slice of bacon?

 

(Bacon is worth it!)

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:21 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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OMG!!! ISN'T IT ILLEGAL TO EAT POLITICIANS?!?!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:32 | Link to Comment TuesdayBen
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Don't bother - extremely greasy and often rancid.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:41 | Link to Comment redpill
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They taste ok as long as you smother them in mayo

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:22 | Link to Comment virgilcaine
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They'll eat anythiing over there.. pig nostrils and ears and intestines yeh they will eat it.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:23 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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maybe so, but whatever it is, it should be on the label!

WHAT'S NEXT?! OUR ESCARGOT'S AREN'T SNAILS AS WE ALWAY THOUGHT THEY WHERE?!!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:30 | Link to Comment moriarty
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Now I know why I see fewer slugs in my English country garden (cue song).

 

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:34 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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20$ per pound... think about it... 30$ if you put in the neighbours dog!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:38 | Link to Comment moriarty
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Bargain.

Oh for the days of John Gummer feeding BSE burgers to his 4 year old daughter.

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/369625.stm

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:28 | Link to Comment GMadScientist
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I think you would too...if you got hungry enough; just try walking past some menudo after 5 days of starvation.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:51 | Link to Comment redpill
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What do you think is in your Oscar Meyer, brother?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:22 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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The good news is, with all the asses around ~ nobody should go hungry... 

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:23 | Link to Comment Black Markets
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Horses are expensive to keep and in Europe the number of horses going to abattoir has increased tenfold in the past 2 years.

In Europe you can buy a horse for about $20.

It took me a while to figure out why a more expensive meat was being used in beef burgers but then I figured it out. People are flogging dead horses because they can't afford to keep them any more.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:39 | Link to Comment LawsofPhysics
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I know of several horses people are giving away.  As grain cost rise, this will only get worse.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:52 | Link to Comment redpill
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Giving away horses?  There goes the neighborhood!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:58 | Link to Comment reload
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Perhaps, but when neighbours start hunting each others dogs for food we will all be North Korean. 

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:54 | Link to Comment reload
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In Ireland they can not be given away - but they will get 10 $uros at the livestock market on their way into the foodchain. Plenty of Horses getting abandoned in the uk as owners find themselves unable to afford their upkeep. In 20 years time they will be valuable transportation again.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:06 | Link to Comment JOYFUL
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With impeccable timing, the Romanian authorities decide to ban horses from the transportation scene just prior to major upward action in fossil fuel prices...

soon nuff, all the upwardly mobile fools who've signed on the line for shiny metallic conveyances will be hitchhiking to work after they mail the keys back to the dealership.

The major action in horses is their abandonment by the snooty equestrian class what can no longer afford their status symbols pets...

Like goldbugs, saavy owners will be hangin onto our four-leggers when the market turns right around, and a good four-in-hand team be worth it's weight in petro-bucks.

btw...horses are expensive to keep? All depends on how you measure quality of life...debt slavin for a bunch of sheet metal aínt much of a lifestyle!

 

 

 

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:23 | Link to Comment 847328_3527
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"...fraud against the people..."?

 

I thought that was fairly par for the course these days.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:24 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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Hey, the best chorizo has mule in it... quit your complaining...

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:52 | Link to Comment redpill
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Mule?  Gross!  They told me it was burro!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:29 | Link to Comment Hulk
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No, that Burrorito's...

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:23 | Link to Comment LongSoupLine
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monsanto is fucking pissed off they didn't think of it first.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:54 | Link to Comment redpill
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Pink donkey slime, coming soon to an elementary school lunch menu near you

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:19 | Link to Comment Bangin7GramRocks
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It's cool. Monsanto is perfecting a mutant cow-horse that grows to 5000 pounds in 18 months. 51% cow DNA will make it legal to sell as beef. Any nuisances will be settled by friends in D.C. Steaks for everyone!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:24 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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on the good side... they'll soon run out of horses and look for something else.

 

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:24 | Link to Comment ziggy59
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Long: Fasting

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:25 | Link to Comment Downtoolong
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O.K., but what we reall want to know is which bankster funded the scheme.

 

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:30 | Link to Comment GMadScientist
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Mmmmm....globalization tastes great!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMVvTl83gWg

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:26 | Link to Comment timbo_em
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Horse meat today, horse meat yesterday and blimey if it don't look like horse meat again tomorrow!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:55 | Link to Comment forwardho
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If mixed with lupines its allright bruce

Where "o" where is Dennis Moore!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:28 | Link to Comment dick cheneys ghost
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Fiat Meat..............It's meat because the Govt deems it to be meat

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:29 | Link to Comment youngman
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pretty soon the TV food shows will have all this and more....today the Donkey..tomorrow the Mule...Friday is a 15 minute horse special.....remember to remove the shoes first before boiling...they can get a little tough...

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:28 | Link to Comment Rip van Wrinkle
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These f'ing conspiracy theorists get everywhere, don't they.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:30 | Link to Comment Kaiser Sousa
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hey, anybody seen Mr. Ed lately.........

"wilbur!!!!!!"

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:30 | Link to Comment GMadScientist
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Nor Boxer the horse...

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:51 | Link to Comment forwardho
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Trigger! Trigger! Now where has that dangburn animal gone?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:32 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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DIVERSIVICATION!!!!

Romania only used to export kitchen appliances which you could also take into your bedroom.

http://www.bridesagency.com/romanian-brides

AND NOW THEY ARE ALSO EXPORTING HORSEMEAT!!! GROWTH IN GDP BITCHEZ!!!

MEAT MEAT MEAT!!!! ROMANIA IS NUMBER 1 IN THE MEAT BUSINESS!!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:30 | Link to Comment Anglo Hondo
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They're selling Democrats as beefburgers now?  When do we move on to using elephants?  When the horses and donkeys are all used up?

 

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:51 | Link to Comment ZeroAvatar
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Sadly, although MANY elephants are being KILLED, few if any are being EATEN.

 

"Ass......it's what's for dinner!"

 

(Someone open up a can o' whoopass for an appetizer!)

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:33 | Link to Comment indya
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The villain of WWII was not this corrupted ethically.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:34 | Link to Comment magpie
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Eat it up Brits...you gave the Indians grease and tallow to chew on...now the Eurocrats are stuffing you with donkey and horsemeat.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:36 | Link to Comment shovelhead
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100% Gypsy-free meat.

"Waiter! What is that ass doing in my dinner?"

"Looks like it's just sitting there."

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:37 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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Yummm.....

Bangers and ass....

It's what's for breakfast...

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 14:23 | Link to Comment Matt
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With some Tang, perhaps?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:37 | Link to Comment Oldwood
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Its pretty smart actually. With the economy going the way it has, the thought of being able to eat your transportation kind of has a "hedge" ring to it.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:50 | Link to Comment Miss Expectations
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I always liked the gypsy wagons.  What's happening with them?

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=gypsy+wagon&qpvt=gypsy+wagon&FORM=IG...

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:53 | Link to Comment ZeroAvatar
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It all started when some wisecracker said,

"I'm so hungry I could eat the south end of an Ass walking north."

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:00 | Link to Comment Stud Duck
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Horse meat is just like pussy, it's all good, but some is just better than others.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:03 | Link to Comment earleflorida
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let's not forget Australian range-bound, 'chicken[feral rabbit] tenders', and Mexi`hoe's... USDA Choice deli-mule   

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:05 | Link to Comment Shevva
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"a case of fraud and conspiracy against the public."  - That's the pot calling the kettle black.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:10 | Link to Comment Seb
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What law banning horses from Romanian roads? There is no such thing. Only camels are banned from the roads. Everyone here in Romania uses horses and donkeys for transportation (unless traveling by rafts on rivers).

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:12 | Link to Comment The_Small_Lebowski
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12% inflation reported on food prices in Ireland this morning. Basket of goods bought in Jan 2011 Vs Jan 2013

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:32 | Link to Comment Hulk
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Divide the true inflation rate by 10 to get the official government figure.

(they use 10 cause its the only number they know how to divide by...)

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:16 | Link to Comment Hobbleknee
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A bunch of lasagne was also sold in Sweden containing horse meat.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:28 | Link to Comment 1000yrdstare
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I am so hungry I can eat the "crotch out of a dead horse"  (or a BK broiler.....)

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:59 | Link to Comment PGR88
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If you think EU Beef is fake, take a look at the "natural" bee-honey coming into the EU from China!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:11 | Link to Comment americanspirit
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What's new about the Brits munching on a bit of ass? Isn't that what Public Schools are all about?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:27 | Link to Comment spanish inquisition
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I don't care what you serve as long as it is labeled. The issue with pink slime for me is that the burgers were not labeled as 80% hamburger, 20% meat additive. They paid off politicians and other govt officials to say that you can call something 100% beef as long as it is 80% beef.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:33 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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Once again, we can witness the failure of control by governments. If only the quality controls had been performed by the private sector industry, we would not have to face that fiasco...

Signed: an American.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:52 | Link to Comment Gimleteye
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bite my heinie feral ass: Bender J. Rodriquez

 

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 13:22 | Link to Comment css1971
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Pink slime in the US.

Donkey in burgers & lasagne, (and that's only because they looked for it).

 

WTF else is in there?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 13:26 | Link to Comment Joebloinvestor
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I bet they arrest and prosecute more people for this then any EU banker or politician for any of their crimes.

It will turn out to be bank connected anyway.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 13:27 | Link to Comment Joebloinvestor
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Double post, thought I fixed that keyboard, sorry.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 13:32 | Link to Comment medium giraffe
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We are soooo addicted to meat and really don't need it in such huge quantities, it's not a great surprise there are supply issues (and scope for criminal Donkey dinners). 

Hemp (and in particular, hemp seeds) stand to be one of the best replacements.  It is one of the few vegetable foods to be a 'complete' protein - it has a full profile of amino acids.  Commercial hemp is hardy so can be grown in most climates.  As a natural fibre, it can be used to produce clothing, rope, construction materials etc etc.

Hemp seed, admittedly, is not the greatest tasting thing in the world, but if you're already eating Ass or you happen to live in Greece, you might not be so fussy.

Sadly, in most places it is banned, because it doesn't get you high, but looks like it could. As ZHers this will come as no surprise to you, as most legislation is 'British Beef Burger' backwards. The narrowminded cockswallowing lawgiving neo-fascist whores...

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 13:40 | Link to Comment supermaxedout
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It can only get better. The fatty English breakfast with Sizzler sausages can only improve when mixed with donkey or horse meat from Romania. Romania and Bulgaria are UKs best friends in the EU. So UK has to buy some stuff from overthere.   And this is the best choice. Food from overthere is superior to the English cuisine. No doubt.  They have the best wines and the prettiest women. So England should adopt more from their lifestyle and praise their positive influence.

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