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63 Responses to Beef Sold in UK & Ireland Found To Contain Horse

  1. Profile photo of SminkyPinky
    SminkyPinky Female 30-39
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    January 16, 2013 at 10:49 am
    Link: Beef Sold in UK & Ireland Found To Contain Horse - Yep, horse meat has been found in Tesco Economy burgers. I-A-B UK readers, tell us what you know!
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    January 16, 2013 at 11:00 am
    Enough with the SJP jokes. They`re really old and not funny anymore. The person who used her image as the thumbnail is a douche. Fancy.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    January 16, 2013 at 11:03 am
    No freddy. That thumbnail was genius. I actually clicked to comment on it,. because I laughed so hard.
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    January 16, 2013 at 11:05 am
    They are perfectly okay, bit high in salt and shergar, but they will reign in the suppliers - been giving people the trots.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    January 16, 2013 at 11:05 am
    Horse meat is really good and contain a lot of iron.What`s the problem?
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    Finker Male 40-49
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    January 16, 2013 at 11:09 am
    It`s dead animal, what`s the big deal there, it`s no issue in France. More of an issue is the standard of checks undertaken generally.
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    Finker Male 40-49
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    January 16, 2013 at 11:10 am
    I am sure the situation is stable now.
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    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
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    January 16, 2013 at 11:14 am
    I read many of the comments from the article. Most people didn`t care if it was horse. One guy wanted more horse added.
    Remindes me of why my friend stoped eating tuna.
    There wasn`t enough dolphin content anymore.
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    blackcatseye Female 30-39
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    January 16, 2013 at 11:15 am
    Latest news: Human DNA found in Tesco beef burgers after Panto Horse wanders into processing plant.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 16, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Some might think this topic a bit LAME, but we all want a STABLE food supply. But if you don`t get beef you MUSTANG out at the wrong restaurants. If TesCo would just PONY up and get in the RACE they could REIN in these rumors. The should HARNESS a strategy right OUT OF THE GATE or BALE and sell their HORSE D`OVRES somewhere else.

    I`m gonna GIDDY-UP and go now, see if I can STIRRUP some work. You CHAPS have a good time. Oh, and Fancy, Sarah Jessica Parker is a nice little FILLY and the jokes are still funny :)
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    January 16, 2013 at 11:23 am
    Tesco`s burgers are alright, but to be honest I probably prefer my Lidl pony.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    January 16, 2013 at 11:24 am
    Gerry is so punny. He`s a punny, punny guy.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    January 16, 2013 at 11:26 am
    Yeah, the thumbnail of Sarah Jessica Parker aka Transvestite Donkey Witch is the only reason I clicked on this link, hahaha!!!
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    Ilikelogic Male 40-49
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    January 16, 2013 at 11:28 am
    Let`s try to give a politically correct comment:

    Don`t expect to get something worth 2 dollars if you only have to pay one dollar. (economics 101)

    Less politically correct:
    The horse meat might be the part to least worry about.
    (food industry economics 101)
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    January 16, 2013 at 11:31 am
    Yes - I know- tesco`s value burger are bound to be as dodgy as all get out, but I worry my veggie burgers might contain Uniquorn.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 16, 2013 at 11:33 am

    @ AuburnJunky - Thanks, what a pal! I`d hang with you anytime.
    In fact, any pal of yours is a palomino!
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    kingdomCome Male 18-29
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    January 16, 2013 at 11:39 am
    The Irish selling horse meat....insert national stereotype here.
    It doesn`t bother me eating horse, but a company willing to use it to sell to the UK probably doesn`t get too fussy about the quality.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    January 16, 2013 at 11:41 am
    i liked the thumbnail
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    Limiteded Male 30-39
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    January 16, 2013 at 11:42 am
    Would you rather... Horse meat, or Pink Slime?
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
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    January 16, 2013 at 11:43 am
    When I worked at a Roy Roger`s fast food joint,our (Very un-official) slogan was-We put a little Trigger in everything we make". Not surprised.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 16, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Trot into McDonald`s today and get a Hoofy Meal!

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    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
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    January 16, 2013 at 11:58 am
    The reaction to this is simply because it is horse, and we don`t eat that... for whatever reason we can come up with to justify eating cows and not horses...

    The really scary thing is that we have no drating clue what is in our food, how it was prepared or treated. This is precisely why I don`t eat meat or processed food. I mean it is getting hard enough to even know much about organic vegetables.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 16, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    I`m guessing you`d want to server your horse burger with some . . .
    horse raddish?
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    January 16, 2013 at 12:17 pm
    yummy Horse tast good you can buy in some stores her in the USA
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
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    January 16, 2013 at 12:26 pm
    Us Brits find the entire affair hilarious! All you have to do is g**gle `horseburger jokes`.
    `Tesco Express` becomes `Pony Express`; there is `My Lidl Pony`; the list is endless and some very clever humour pops up.
    Slightly more disturbing is the finding of pig meat in some samples. As much as we all love bacon, (I don`t think it will keep as well, plus the kosher and halal elements of the consumer society will probably be a bit put-off.)
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    January 16, 2013 at 12:35 pm
    Eating too much can give you a horse voice.
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
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    January 16, 2013 at 12:56 pm
    woe is me, someone is eating an animal
    /sarcasm

    get over yourself horse lovers, a horse is no different than a cow, only difference is they were used for transportation and have been cared for as pets.

    I don`t see you same activists bitching about the horse becoming glue, or his hooves being made into jello. How many of you women have horse hair extensions?
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    TheLebowski Male 40-49
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    January 16, 2013 at 12:57 pm
    Not sure whats wrong with eating horse meat. Its quite common on restaurant menus in switzerland (french part mostly) & its quite good.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    January 16, 2013 at 1:02 pm
    Not sure whats wrong with eating horse meat.

    I`d say the problem is that it says no where on the box it contains horse meat.
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    chance13 Male 40-49
    219 posts
    January 16, 2013 at 1:03 pm
    As late as the 40`s horse flesh consumption wasn`t all that uncommon here in the USA. The USDA used to inspect it, hell, several horse slaughter buildings existed country-wide.

    In some `high-end` eateries a horse steak is actually being served again, since the ban on slaughter was lifted in 2011. Heck, you can even buy it behind the glass in some grocery stores.
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    banur Male 18-29
    250 posts
    January 16, 2013 at 2:49 pm
    Eating too much can give you a horse voice.
    Oh boy, that was incredibly funny!
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    January 16, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Horse meat is really good and contain a lot of iron.What`s the problem?

    There`s neigh* problem.










    * Pun only works in Scotland. Damn.
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    dirtysteve00 Male 30-39
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    January 16, 2013 at 4:06 pm
    For the people who aren`t getting why this is a problem, people don`t want horse, they want beef.
    And are we sure it`s horse meat anyway? The last heard it was horse `DNA`.
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    Slotherder Male 30-39
    251 posts
    January 16, 2013 at 5:06 pm
    Horse meat is typically not regulated to be fit for human consumption. If there is some in the UK, and that is what got mixed in there, it`s still pretty bad, but not nearly as bad as if it isn`t. And dirtysteve: maybe your dirty standards are different, but I`d call 29% of a sample more than a spec of DNA. You can be sure there`s chunks of horse meat in some of that stuff.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    January 16, 2013 at 6:17 pm
    We`re a weird lot.
    Cow = yummy, Horse = repulsive
    Pig = yummy, Dog = repulsive
    Sheep = yummy, Cat = repulsive
    Chicken = yummy, Pigeon = repulsive
  36. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    January 16, 2013 at 10:04 pm
    @drawman61, the reason dogs and cats are repulsive is that they`re carnivores, and meat from any carnivore literally tastes like $#!+. Also, pigeons live mostly in urban environments, they eat garbage, and they carry a lot of diseases. I`ve eaten dove and squab, and I`m sure pigeon would be quite tasty if they were farm raised or hunted in a rural area.

    I would have nothing against eating horse meat, but I`ve heard that it tastes lousy. Back in the 70s, I used to feed my dog Strongheart horse meat. It smelled like crap, but he loved it.
  37. Profile photo of darkmagic14n
    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
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    January 16, 2013 at 11:17 pm
    since the ban on slaughter was lifted in 2011.

    This misinformation bothers me. Its not that they "lifted the ban," they just didn`t renew the bill when the statutes timeframe was coming to a close."
  38. Profile photo of madduck
    madduck Female 50-59
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    January 16, 2013 at 11:23 pm
    om a more serious note- it not not what the meat is that is the problem. The first issue is that there are no labels to tell consumers what they are eating, in fact the burgers claim to be beef and chicken ( I think). If an animal has a decent life and a quick clean death there can be no objection to eating it- but very few animals do. watching lovely animals being sold off to the glue man at horse sales is heartbreaking- once a treasured pet- now discarded. But go to any shelter, any big pig unit and it is the same.. We torture and abuse sentient animals in order for us to eat cheap burgers........ no need for it at all. Just eat a bit of meat three times a weekm pay a good price for it. We would all be healthier, we would all benefit, and years of pain would be avoided.
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    CreamK Male 40-49
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    January 17, 2013 at 1:44 am
    Nothing wrong with a little horse meat. I eat it, well not daily but i get a little bit of horse monthly.. And reindeer.
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    Kookoo42 Male 18-29
    26 posts
    January 17, 2013 at 1:58 am
    Tesco were out of burgers tonight so I`m trying their meatballs. Apparently they`re the dogs bollocks.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    January 17, 2013 at 2:17 am
    Much over reaction
    tests shown that .... hold on...
    0.1 percent horse meat was detected in most stuff
    which to be said is,well FECKING small
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    January 17, 2013 at 2:19 am
    Rather horse than roosterroach mind
    been told horse is neigh too bad
    ahem
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    January 17, 2013 at 2:20 am
    roosterroach - damn - c ockroach
    silly filter thing
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    satenya101 Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2013 at 4:58 am
    The Everyday Value Tesco burgers contained 29.4% horsemeat; meanwhile the others did only contain 0.1%.. It was just that one brand/batch that contained almost a third of horse meat..
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    January 17, 2013 at 5:04 am
    cock rooster rooster rooster rooster
    hey ferdy, you`re right
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    January 17, 2013 at 5:05 am
    haha I got my first c ock in....let me try and re-phrase that
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    January 17, 2013 at 5:23 am
    OldOllie horse meat is really good,is very rich of iron and you can fell it in mouth. Horse meat gave you an incredible ammount of energy compared to cow meat and is less fatty. Probably you gave to your dog not a "noble" cut of horse meat.
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    Finker Male 40-49
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    January 17, 2013 at 5:36 am
    @oldollie, if carnivores taste so bad why not omnivores such as pigs or chickens? Thought is is partly that you get fewer carnivores and they are expensive to rear so not a taste we are used to? Pigs fed on slops and scraps however taste great.
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    Finker Male 40-49
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    January 17, 2013 at 5:40 am
    Also why do people thing pidgeon is odd, Tesco suggest it, ok maybe not something in its favour at the moment...
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 17, 2013 at 6:38 am

    @ drawman61 - You`ll never forget your first one.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    January 17, 2013 at 7:03 am
    Yep, the ones that didn`t place in the irish horse races.

    Naw, on second thoughts, since it`s ireland, probably all the winners.
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    SminkyPinky Female 30-39
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    January 17, 2013 at 10:46 am
    personally i have no problem with the horse meat, but I do have a problem in it not being mentioned on the packaging. and also that it shows a clear problem with sanitisation at the meat handling places.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    January 17, 2013 at 11:14 am
    madduck,

    Totally agree. I like meat, but I like to know where it comes from. Cheap =/= value.

    Nothing wrong with eating horse as long as you know what you are eating and are happy with that knowledge.

    As for omnivores like pigs, my mate raises pigs (he buys two or three piglets two or three times a year and raises then in the fields and woods around his house mainly feeding them on the local greengrocer`s scraps and foraging in the woods. Once they are big enough to slaughter he sends them off and the meat is incredible. When I was at school we used to get cheap bacon which you just knew had been fed on fish heads and slop. It tasted of fish, which is not a good thing for bacon. An animal might be omnivrous, but what it eats will change the flavour. Carnivorous critters are bad eating.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    January 17, 2013 at 11:20 am
    From the internet;

    I quite like Tesco`s horseburgers, but I prefer My Lidl Pony.

    Low in fat, but high in Shergar.

    Tesco`s beefburger walks into a pub ... (I`m sure you can guess that one).

    These burgers are past their sell-by date. They`re off!
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2013 at 11:27 am
    @madduck:

    its a shame humans no longer live in a manner that suits eating meat just 3 times a week. we would either have to fill our diet with carbs or fats, neither of which work well for our sedentary lifestyles.

    sure, you could substitute the meat for soy bean or other nuts that are high in protein, but people can`t afford that.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 17, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Pigeon is delicious. Like frog legs.
    Squirrel is also nice. I`ve never had possum
    but I`m told it`s good. I should start a new
    reality show, "URBAN TRAPPERS"
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    January 17, 2013 at 10:27 pm
    Gerry1of1
    Urban trappers
    would beat watching most the crap on TV
    Need an assistant to run the feckers over!! ?
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    Langer Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2013 at 6:04 am


    more testicles mean more iron
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    January 18, 2013 at 9:01 am
    @oldollie, if carnivores taste so bad why not omnivores such as pigs or chickens?
    Farm-raised pigs and chickens are never fed meat.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    January 18, 2013 at 9:03 am
    I`ve never had possum
    but I`m told it`s good.
    I haven`t either, but I`ve heard the best way to eat possum is to trap them live and feed them sweet potatoes for a week before you eat them.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 18, 2013 at 11:57 am

    "Farm-raised pigs and chickens are never fed meat."
    That`s what people thought about cows, but then Mad Cow Disease came
    along and we found out there are ground up bits of the animals in their
    feed. Supposed to be easily digestible protean.

    And chickens are scavengers that will eat anything. As a kid,
    when we had to chop off a few heads the other chickens would go
    crazy fighting each other trying to get to the
    heads and eat them.
    They`re vulture-like.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 18, 2013 at 11:58 am

    I like sweet potatoes
  63. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 18, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    I like sweet potatoes

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