The other red meat

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    One of Canada's major exports to the Far East is horse meat. They ship it on-the-hoof so it's much fresher when slaughtered. While living in Europe, I regularly visited the horse butcher shop. Horse meat is the next best thing to venison, lean, red, and much healthier than the crap big agri-business foists off on the American public.

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    They can now make meat in a petri dish
     
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    Yeah, and they make all kinds of GMOs, do you really want to eat genetically modified crap?
     
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    One of the reasons Americans don't eat horse, I would assume, is because it's much more expensive to raise and bring to market. In this part of the country, you need 1 acre to feed a cow, and 5 to feed a horse. When you're raising animals for food, this has to be taken into account.
     
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    Probably true, Lizzie.
    I don't keep horses because of the expense. We also have some pretty interesting taboos regarding animals. There are many places where dog and cat meat is quite common. Horses, like dogs and cats, are more often kept as pets here. The Chinese relish horsemeat and pay premium prices for it. Since they have begun modernizing their economy, more people can afford horsement. Canada takes advantage of that fact and ships hundreds of horses to China daily.
     
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    Hmmm- that's interesting. I had no idea that the Chinese liked to eat horsemeat. How does the taste compare to beef and venison?
     
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    dutch eat a lot of horse
     
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    Most Americans would consider it too dry because it hasn't the marbling that our beef usually has. It's much more like venison (deer or moose) than anything else. I like it because it has so much less fat and when you can get it, it's like grass-fed beef, lean with much less fat. Horse makes great sauerbraten.
     
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    I had some nice, fresh, raw horse meat in an izakaya in Toyohashi once. It was quite good.
     

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