What is it with this horse meat stuff? I mean, people are getting all upset about there being horse meat in some foods, like in Taco Bell. Why? There are way worse things a person could eat. Like dog for instance. I mean, dogs lick their own butts. And they lick other dogs' butts too. Honestly, dogs lick just about everything.
Horses? Not so much. They are generally fed very tailored meals, like hay and apples and oats and sugar cubes and the like. They spend a lot of time frolicking too. Do pigs frolic? No. They roll around in mud and smell like crap. Yet they yield some really tasty bacon and ham. Fish? Don't even get me started on fish. Chickens? Worse than fish and pigs combined. Cattle? Nasty.
Basically, all of the animals we normally eat are pretty disgusting. Horses are pretty darned clean by comparison. But we don't eat horses because they used to be a form of travel. Pretty much that's it. In our psyche, we cannot get around the idea of eating horses because western culture has determined that this is taboo. Which at one point made sense...like before the invention of automobiles. But now...not so much. Horses are reportedly tasty and also healthy to eat. Dogs are neither tasty nor healthy, and also still serve a very important role in the western family (man's best friend). So dogs are out (unless your name is Obama). But horses? Serve 'em up I say.
And while you're at it, lemme eat some dolphin. Ever read "Old Man and the Sea"? Dolphins are a sweet tasting meat without the fishy taste. So why can't we eat them? Wanna know why? It's taboo..because they are "cute". And horseys are also "cute".
Bah, says I. If it's good eats, then I don't care how cute it is. Just to prove it, I have several pounds of kangaroo in my freezer right now. Gonna make me some roo burgers. Cute? Sure. Tasty? You betcha, mate!
I'm pretty nonplussed about this horse meat stuff. As in, not plussed, which is apparently the same as minused. So I am minused about horse meat. Basically, that means I am looking forward to my next Locos Doritos Taco and hoping it comes con caballo.