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Old 09-03-2013, 05:31 PM   #321
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Today I ate deep fried grasshoppers from Indonesia.

A bit underwhelming I'd say.

If you have experience chewing on super crispy chicken bones (say the wing tips) you get an idea of the sensation.
But, the chicken tips taste a lot better.
The grasshoppers smelled a bit fishy too which wasn't very appealing especially after I was told that they didn't have any fish sauce on them.
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:19 PM   #322
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I have seriously thought about the ability to kill and eat "pets", be it dog, horse, cat or whatever else has a 'name'. If the need were there, I have come to the conclusion that I can and would do so with very little emotional problems. I would regret any necessity that forced me to do so but would still do what needed to be done.
We are on the same page my friend.
Ever read this book? It deals with the pet thing in a chapter or two.
http://www.amazon.com/One-Second-Aft.../dp/0765356864
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:22 PM   #323
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If it was them or me, theres alot of stuff I could eat no problem
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:31 PM   #324
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We are on the same page my friend.
Ever read this book? It deals with the pet thing in a chapter or two.
http://www.amazon.com/One-Second-Aft.../dp/0765356864
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I've read that book and yeah, in a starvation situation I could get over any moral objections. I'd just have trouble justifying it simply out of morbid curiosity.

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Old 09-04-2013, 04:33 PM   #325
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We are on the same page my friend.
Ever read this book? It deals with the pet thing in a chapter or two.
http://www.amazon.com/One-Second-Aft.../dp/0765356864
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I have not read that yet. I just had it sent to my Kindle. The summary/review looked interesting on a couple of different sites, thanks!
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:06 AM   #326
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I came *this* close to buying horse steaks once in an Italian grocery store (my lack of ready access to a grill was pretty much the only thing that stopped me), but if I had to go out and slaughter a horse myself, I don't think I could do it.
Slaughtering and butchering large animals is pretty hard work. Anything bigger than a lamb or a goat and you start to need things like booms, winches, hoists, hooks and other such rigging equipment in order to get them hanging for draining and sectioning. I think a lot of rednecks use their cherry pickers in combination with a small army of friends.

Now and then horse filet can be found at my local supermarket. It's always making it's way into my shopping basket because 1) it's a little bit cheaper than beef and 2) it tastes a whole helluva lot better than beef.

Sometimes horses need to be put out of their misery due to a severe injury, sometimes they just die from old age. The meat is very good and there's a whole lot of it. Unless it's a diseased animal, why anybody would dispose of it instead of eat it is beyond me.

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Old 09-09-2013, 03:36 PM   #327
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Sometimes horses need to be put out of their misery due to a severe injury, sometimes they just die from old age. The meat is very good and there's a whole lot of it. Unless it's a diseased animal, why anybody would dispose of it instead of eat it is beyond me.
About 90% of the horses in the U.S. have had Phenylbutazoneon (Bute), which stays in the meat. It is extremely dangerous to humans and can disrupt the production of blood cells.

 
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Sometimes horses need to be put out of their misery due to a severe injury, sometimes they just die from old age. The meat is very good and there's a whole lot of it. Unless it's a diseased animal, why anybody would dispose of it instead of eat it is beyond me.
Here in the USA, there are any number of reasons & groups to protest; so much so, that now we can't eat horse, nor even ship live horses to coutries where they'll be slaughtered for human food:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2034431/
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:23 PM   #329
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About 90% of the horses in the U.S. have had Phenylbutazoneon (Bute), which stays in the meat. It is extremely dangerous to humans and can disrupt the production of blood cells.
Holy crap.
That was my daily "piece of information I learned today that I didn't really want to know"
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:25 PM   #330
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I have always wanted to eat rattlesnake, while wearing snake skin boots.
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