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Italian and Polish mafia gangs are
blamed for horsemeat scandal as
government warns MORE British
products will be contaminated

Daily Mail [UK], by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 2/10/2013 10:03:53 AM

Mafia gangs in Italy and Poland are being blamed for the horsemeat scandal amid fears that more cases of contamination could be revealed in Britain within days. Experts in the horse slaughter industry believe the meat is ending up in lasagnes, burgers and other products being served at dinner tables across Britain as part of multimillion pound scams. It has been claimed that the criminals use intimidation to get vets and other food production officials to approve the horsemeat and other cheaper alternatives, such as pork, as beef, which are then shipped around the world.

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"Shipped around the world."

I couldn´t read the whole article. The cruelty involved is appalling--and to think that I could have been eating meat from these poor animals is nauseating. No more frozen pot pies for me!

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Reply 1 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 2/10/2013 10:24:58 AM     (No. 9168541)

I love all animals, specially horses and kitties and this was so sick and cruel, I would like to see these butchers put to hard labor in a prison in Siberia with no coats and no fire.


Reply 2 - Posted by: FLCracker, 2/10/2013 11:09:19 AM     (No. 9168613)

Pork also in the beef "shipped around the world."

Seems to me, so Muslims need to be calling in a fatwah on these guys -- but it will probably be McDonald´s, instead.


   

 

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Reply 3 - Posted by: hummingbirds, 2/10/2013 11:15:47 AM     (No. 9168623)

horsemeat...that´s gross and horrible enough! But as a dog lover, I´m going to be sick! Dog meat?! Those poor horses being beaten and starved! I can´t stand it. It just breaks my heart!!! *tears*


Reply 4 - Posted by: Hotrod, 2/10/2013 11:26:04 AM     (No. 9168638)

I won´t eat horse meat, but it was common in times past. It was fed to our soldiers in WW II. I remember it being available in grocery stores in the´50s.


Reply 5 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 2/10/2013 12:25:58 PM     (No. 9168739)

Before we´re too quick to judge, horses in the USA are sent to Mexico, for cruel slaughter because people here can´t stomach the thought of them being slaughtered (humanely and under FDA control) in the US. The meat is then sent to Canada and worldwide. What frosts governments is that unregulated suppliers are taking profits from the beef suppliers, which in turn isn´t being taxed. The meat misrepresentation in products is a distant, secondary consideration.


Reply 6 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 2/10/2013 3:07:42 PM     (No. 9168975)

I like the solution proposed by #1.

I thought about this article while I was at Publix today, looking down the aisle with all the pet food that contains "meat by-products." You may not care about the ethics of horse meat or the means of slaughtering--but what if it´s from race horses and tainted with a dangerous drug, as the article describes in some cases? Not good for you or your pets.

We haven´t given the cats mystery meat (at least, not to our knowledge) for years and now we start with ourselves. It´s enough to make us go back to a vegetarian menu--or heavily so, at least. And I may end up making my own cat food after this, not forgetting the taurine cats desperately need.


Reply 7 - Posted by: hhfi2, 2/10/2013 4:17:58 PM     (No. 9169056)

At least now we know what Italian Mafia guys do with the rest of the horse, after they leave the head in someone´s bed.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 2/10/2013 5:42:08 PM     (No. 9169163)

Fair warning in OP´s comments. I ought not to have even scanned this article, it is just too, too horrible.



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