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yelahneb 1
Denny's, WTF man? It's Eater.com, not the fucking FDA. YOU CAN LIE.
Posted by yelahneb http://www.strangebutharmless.com on February 21, 2013 at 3:16 PM · Report this
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As a kid we had meat from the horse butcher. It was lean and just a little gamey, kind of like buffalo. I have to say I am with Colbert on this one.
Posted by wl on February 21, 2013 at 3:26 PM · Report this
wisepunk 3
You all should try and get up to Pipers Creek Pub when they have the strange meat weekend BBQ. They have Racoon, Possum, Horse, Camel, etc...
Posted by wisepunk on February 21, 2013 at 3:52 PM · Report this
raku 4
In a sane world, it would be a scandal that restaurants were serving any type of animal corpse.
Posted by raku on February 21, 2013 at 4:04 PM · Report this
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Racoons and camels and possums are weird. Horse, not so much. Actually eatting possumms is disgusting, akin to eating rats.
Posted by wl on February 21, 2013 at 4:21 PM · Report this
Fnarf 6
The problem isn't that the meat is from a horse, it's that it's pumped full of steroids and antibiotics and god knows what else that isn't legal for food animals. Seriously, eating horse meat from the US is like visiting Lance Armstrong's house and randomly gobbling down everything you can find in his medicine cabinet.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on February 21, 2013 at 5:02 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 7
@6 is correct, which is why Russia is banning US meat from everything. That is, if you don't think they're retaliating for us pointing out bribery in their government, like we did with China.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on February 21, 2013 at 5:12 PM · Report this
Reverse Polarity 8
Personally, I'm not all that scandalized by the whole horse meat "scandal". But seriously, Denny's, that was one of the worst times to issue a no-comment comment. PR fail of the week.
Posted by Reverse Polarity on February 21, 2013 at 5:48 PM · Report this
Fnarf 9
@7, go fuck yourself, Will. Put your head in the oven.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on February 21, 2013 at 6:32 PM · Report this
eclexia 10
Per comments above, proper horse meat in Europe is more expensive than beef, according to a Euro friend.

The issue isn't the animal. The issue is the source. This is black-market horse meat not meant for people to be eating. If it were legal horse meat, then it wouldn't be slipped into burgers.
Posted by eclexia on February 21, 2013 at 7:24 PM · Report this
eclexia 11
Given a chance, I'd eat half the cast of the Muppets.
Posted by eclexia on February 21, 2013 at 7:25 PM · Report this
McBomber 12
@7 & 9, I'm beginning to sense that this Slog-hate is really just a manufactured ruse, and that you're actually old college buddies playing a long-game prank on the rest of us, laughing together over beers and bong hits. Well-played, gentlemen.
Posted by McBomber on February 21, 2013 at 8:37 PM · Report this
Dr_Awesome 13
@Will- useless Will, you are aware that the horse meat in the story was likely supplied by Rumania, and U.S. meat was never involved?

But you just had to chime in anyway.
Posted by Dr_Awesome on February 21, 2013 at 9:59 PM · Report this
Dr_Awesome 14
("Story" being, of course, the original reports of widespread horse meat entering the european food distribution system.)
Posted by Dr_Awesome on February 21, 2013 at 10:01 PM · Report this
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Horsegate is just the tip of the iceberg. One would have to be naive to give credence to the nothing-to-see-here claims of the processed food sector.
Posted by anon1256 on February 22, 2013 at 8:35 AM · Report this
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@11: I have a Muppet-fur coat!
Posted by Bethany Jean Clement on February 22, 2013 at 8:51 AM · Report this

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