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Old 27.07.2011, 09:43
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Re: Organization that works against the sale of horses as meat?

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Horses are friends not food.
When did you last have a horse for dinner?
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Old 27.07.2011, 09:45
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Horses are friends not food.
Can you explain me the difference to a cow again?

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Old 27.07.2011, 09:46
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Somewhere we ran across an organization that was handing out leaflets discouraging the sale of horse meat and the slaughter of horses for meat in Switzerland. Can anyone help me find it again? Thanks.
http://association-contre-hippophagi...m/accueil.html

I found this site but it's in French. There's the list of associations on the left hand side. Hope this is of use to you!
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Old 27.07.2011, 09:49
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Well, as much as I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, eating dogs and cats is perfectly legal in Switzerland! [IMG]file:///C:/DOKUME%7E1/ADMINI%7E1/LOKALE%7E1/Temp/msohtml1/01/clip_image001.gif[/IMG]
It is not allowed to kill them for eating, though you are allowed to eat them (not sure how that is supposed to work, though). At least according to a 20Min from about 6 months ago (when you can believe 20Min).

I also can’t consciously eat horse meat, or cat, dog, or any animal that I grew up considering a pet. I think you shouldn’t be making fun of the OP, after all he asked politely for information… We, civilized people in EF, don’t go chasing the pork haters either, do we?


I like to go to African restaurants because I have no idea of what I am eating. The one in Hardbrücke know me already because as soon as they try to explain what each animal is, I scream "I DON'T WANT TO KNOW".

The only time I ate zebra, my dear beloved husband teased me by saying it was a horse on a pijama. I still feel guilty today. I swore never again.
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Re: Organization that works against the sale of horses as meat?

I don't get this idea about some animals being okay as food and others not.

I can understand that some people think killing any animal is wrong, and hence become vegetarians.

But why are some animals more okay than others?

We used to keep chickens and they were fun to have around. At times I considered them friends. We never ate them and the ones that the fox didn't get died of old age.

I don't have any trouble eating other people's chickens though.

Many animals can be a friends if you get close enough to them.
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Old 27.07.2011, 09:54
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Re: Organization that works against the sale of horses as meat?

I think it's wrong to eat horse - so I'll just stick with veal and lamb.

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I like to go to African restaurants because I have no idea of what I am eating. The one in Hardbrücke know me already because as soon as they try to explain what each animal is, I scream "I DON'T WANT TO KNOW".
This reminds me of an Italian waitress (that could not speak German) in Dieci's Dietlikon branch making hopping gestures to explain that the day menu was pasta with rabbit... I believe some guests only pretended to not understand her to make her hop more...
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Re: Organization that works against the sale of horses as meat?

There's a weird disconnect with people who are against eating horses. Most of them admit that it's an emotional thing for them and is hypocrtical because they tend to eat other animals. Then they turn around and join organisations that seek to stop it. You might as well join an organisation called "For the Rationalization and Taking Seriously of Emotional Non-Sensical Outbursts Caused By PMS." It would make as much sense.

Vegetarian/vegan or STFU.
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Re: Organization that works against the sale of horses as meat?

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Can you explain me the difference to a cow again?

I can!! Before the invention of the gun, people ate cows and not horses because the horses were just too damn hard to catch!!
And I understood that most of the horse meat came from the US, or is it really Canada? I know it's not legal to sell in the US, but after having it here, I really do enjoy it. Can't tell the folks back home though, my mother would have a fit!!
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Old 27.07.2011, 10:02
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I don't get this idea about some animals being okay as food and others not.
It has to do with emotional attachment, which borderlines some of our moral grounds: some people just consider pets a little bit more that just animals. Humans are also meat, they are made of the same components as animals. Yet we don't eat them for nutrition (at least not anymore, and in common situations). I also had chickens and ducks when growing up, but I couldn't eat them, even with the great chicken rice recepie of grannie.

It's a choice. I choose to see cow steaks as flying red petals... I mean... juicy things that come from the plastic box. I grew up supressing the imidiate connection from cow->steak. The image with a horse is just too strong. I can't deal with it.

Some might call it hypocrisy, some might understand the emotional attachment. But I do believe we should all respect each others eating habits (as long as we keep inside legal grounds here... Don't go posting stuff on newspapers like some Germans/Checks...)
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Old 27.07.2011, 10:05
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I can!! Before the invention of the gun, people ate cows and not horses because the horses were just too damn hard to catch!!
Aparently people forgot to tell that the Mongols, Huns or any other nation that used horses to ride AND eat for centuries...
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Old 27.07.2011, 10:07
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Re: Organization that works against the sale of horses as meat?

It all comes down to food taboos. Tell a Hindu to eat a cow, or a Muslim to eat a pig, and you'll get a similar reaction from those of us who don't want to eat horse.

There's this article about the joys of eating horse meat in Switzerland
http://www.pferd-und-fleisch.de/jschwanke/fprods.htm

Then there's this about why it is traditionally taboo in western society:
http://www.ancientworlds.net/aw/Post...&authorid=1353
and a google search will lead to more information.

But for those of you who LIKE to eat horse... fine. Enjoy it. I'm not going to stop you. Or maybe I will if I can find that group the OP has been asking about.

then there is this general overview of food taboos.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taboo_food_and_drink

Of course, I always get a kick out of the Jewish guy who claims to be keeping Kosher while chowing down on a bacon double cheeseburger.


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I can!! Before the invention of the gun, people ate cows and not horses because the horses were just too damn hard to catch!!
And I understood that most of the horse meat came from the US, or is it really Canada? I know it's not legal to sell in the US, but after having it here, I really do enjoy it. Can't tell the folks back home though, my mother would have a fit!!
The US is a huge exporter of horse meat. Some of it comes from mustang round-ups, so I guess it could be considered "free-range, organic". There are movements afoot in the US to legalize horse meat or to completely ban the facilitation of slaughter for food consumption.

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I think it's wrong to eat horse - so I'll just stick with veal and lamb.
I won't eat veal neither. And it sucks going to lunch and the only things on the menu are "veal" "horse" and "schnitzel". Blech.

I'll take a salad, please.
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Some might call it hypocrisy, some might understand the emotional attachment.
The jury's not really out. It clearly is hypocrisy.
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Yup, and the way to do that is to join organisations that seek to prevent other people from eating certain stuff.
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Re: Organization that works against the sale of horses as meat?

Nobody knows what OP's background is so why generalize and say it is hypocritical from his side?
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I like to go to African restaurants because I have no idea of what I am eating. The one in Hardbrücke know me already because as soon as they try to explain what each animal is, I scream "I DON'T WANT TO KNOW".



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Re: Organization that works against the sale of horses as meat?

I understand cultural taboos and preferences but why join an organisation that tries to ban eating a specific meat?
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Nobody knows what OP's background is so why generalize and say it is hypocritical from his side?
You want to bet?

I think I've found a scientific term for the phenomenon - "hippocrisy".
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When did you last have a horse for dinner?
I have tried it once if that's what you're hinting at. A horse is an animal I can have a special relationship with (just like with a cat or a dog) that's why I don't want to eat it.

I'm not a militant anti-horse eating activist though. If people around me eat horse steak I don't comment on it, it's my choice.
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Re: Organization that works against the sale of horses as meat?

I did not want to poke fun at the OP (well I did but not in a bad way, so no hard feelings;-) I enjoy eating meat, I do not care from where it comes from, most people get there meat wrapped in plastic and do not want to know how it got there.
I have worked in a Schlachterei and done the deed, that means I am aware what is linked to eating meat.
As to dogmeat, well it tastes just like bear.
Have a look here, WARNING, webpage not for doglovers.

http://alanohof.com
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I understand cultural taboos and preferences but why join an organisation that tries to ban eating a specific meat?
Guys, the world is full of human beings trying to convince the next person their ideals are better than yours.

You have people on the street trying to convince you:

- Khrishna is the way to happiness
- God is the way to happiness
- Jesus is the way to hapiness
- We should ban Atomic Energy
- We should be realistic and keep Atomic Energy
- Meat is Murder
- Psycologists are the Devil
- The Government is the Devil
- Islam is the Devil
- Catholic Church is the Devil
- Abortion is Murder
- Women derserve same wages
- We shouldn't eat pork
- We shouldn't eat horse

Defending your position in this life can be done by respecting another human being opinion, but still provide him with an alternative. It's the power of choice. Something some countries in this world are still fighting to get.

Even if the OP wants to join a organization that is trying to ban horse meat, it doesn't make him less respectful. It's a choice. And he can pass the word to others without creating a crusade!

Not all organizations go rampage killing millions on it's path, or using violent coehrsion. If you don't agree with the worth of Horse-Protection-Organization, smile and refuse the flyer. Have a nice day!



Horse Organization is not different from the Minaret Initiative. It's people expressing their ideals and trying to convert more to their cause, until the fight is won or lost. Same way I have to accept the Minaret, keeping my own ideas to myself, respecting those who voted both yes and no, so do I respect the idea that horse meat is to be consumed, thought I won't do it. We have to calm down. Not everyone is out to get you!
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