By now we've all heard about the European horse-meat "scandal,"
with bits of Mr. Ed being discovered in processed frozen-beef products -- everything from Burger King hamburger patties to lasagna. But why the hell is everyone freaking out? It's horse meat, not poison
, and if horse meat were sold at grocery stores here in the States, I might be nibbling on a haunch of roasted mustang right now.
Here are five reasons why eating horse meat isn't such a terrible tragedy.
- End of a ban on slaughterhouse inspections could have gourmands horsing around
- Meat with meaning at Whole Foods
- An open letter to militant vegans