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Eating a dead horse: Five reasons why horse meat isn't such a terrible tragedy

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.

See also: - End of a ban on slaughterhouse inspections could have gourmands horsing around - Meat with meaning at Whole Foods - An open letter to militant vegans

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Jenn Wohletz
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