Let’s Make A Burger

In the UK there has been a scandal that horse DNA has been found in a load of burgers.  This means that people here (who eat meat) have been eating a horse-beef burger mix.

There has been a bit of a public backlash towards the companies supplying these food items and I’m ashamed to say, that as a vegetarian, I did laugh at the idea of all these people being horrified that they ate horse meat (I apologise if you are one of them).

Stay with me, I’m not about to force vegetarianism on you.  I accept humans are omnivores, it is just my choice not to eat animals because I’d feel guilty if I did.

The reason it made me laugh was because, to me, all animals are equal.  If someone is prepared to eat a cow, a chicken or a lamb, they should be prepared to eat a dolphin, dog or horse without complaining that it is gross. Just because one animal is more domesticated than another doesn’t mean that it’s life matters more than a non-domesticated one.

I suppose, from a consumer’s point of view, we have the right to buy (and eat) products as they are advertised, I just hate that some people eating meat are hypocritical and it’s OK to eat cow, because that’s what society says, but if you eat horse meat then there is an uproar.

I’m getting off my soap box now and going back to my depression that the world is fucked up and I don’t belong here.

Love Sailor xox

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About Hellosailor

Writer, painter, nurse. Borderline, Bipolar, awesome.
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15 Responses to Let’s Make A Burger

  1. scienerf says:

    I honestly can’t see why people are so horrified to eat horse…if it was bits of human I could see why they’re in uproar but to me a horse is just a big skinny cow :S. I’m a meat eater…never could manage to be vegetarian I tried a couple of times but it’s just not me and though I don’t eat as much meat as I used to…well I like it lol.
    The human race is messed up…I think we’re all coming to terms with that! xx

    • Hellosailor says:

      It’s like when people kill sharks or bears for eating humans, but if humans eat bears or sharks it’s OK. As long as you eat it and enjoy it thats OK with me 🙂 xox

  2. Sandee says:

    Love that cow and horsey making whoopie. If I’ve had horsemeat, it was good I tell ya what.

  3. I agree with you, if we eat beef we should be happy to eat horse. It’s strange how society works though, I’m not sure how I’d feel about eating horse, but maybe that’s just because it’s unfamiliar. I think the thing with the horse in burgers was that people were not told, and that is the problem really, as when you buy something called beef burgers, you would expect it to be made of beef! Love the pictures on this post – made me giggle! xx

    • Hellosailor says:

      I get that part, the bit about people not being told that it was horse meat, I just don’t get why people think its OK to eat cows and not horses. Or chickens, people eat chickens but you’d never roast a Macaw. Ack.
      I like the cow and horse. I think they should be friends xox

  4. Ruby Tuesday says:

    I love you. And I agree 100%. Except about you not belonging here, but that’s totally for selfish reasons.

    • Hellosailor says:

      I think I belong somewhere else with all of the other people who don’t feel like they belong, like Angel. We could all not belong together and then maybe we would find a sense of belonging. Love ya too!!! xoxox

      • Ruby Tuesday says:

        See, I feel like I don’t fit, but that isn’t the same. I’m an anachronism in pretty much every way, I was born way beyond my time, but I do feel like I’m meant to be here, to get what joy I can, and to spread all the love inside of me. It’s bloody hard a lot of the time (especially lately), but, well, there’s a long story, about a really long few nights and The Artist I’ll blog or tell you about some time.

        In any case, while I’m at it with the ramble, I think I’m pretty much not human in a major way, because I have never in my life felt the need to belong. Not with anyone, one-on-one, or in a larger way. I think that is one of the biggest reasons for my happiness, honestly. I love people, I love being connected, but I have never had a need to belong — if anything, the opposite.

        And so ends this Adderall-sponsored ramble-comment. Which I will post without proofreading.

  5. Bourbon says:

    There was a picture circulating FB about this issue that cracked me up. A (fake) announcement from Tesco apologising for selling burgers with horse meat in them and vowing to return to selling burgers made of bollocks and eye balls and brains that they are normally made of! I hate processed burgers like that… eugh it turns my stomach! xx

    • Hellosailor says:

      That’s what my Auntie said! If people are going to eat processed food then they should expect it to be filled with a load of offal and other nasty things. If I had to eat meat, it would be proper meat not mushed up put back together stuff. Kebabs. What are they all about? xox

  6. Lunch Sketch says:

    I’m not a vegetarian … but completely agree with your post! Was also puzzled about what the big deal was when I first heard this.
    We humans are indeed the strangest of all animals that are eaten!

    • Hellosailor says:

      I consider that we (or most of us) are the only animals who eat because we enjoy the taste. Other animals are oppurtunistic. A lion don’t set out and think “Oh I fancy buffalo today”, it eats what it can find. Probably makes it more grateful too xox

  7. ilenva says:

    It is bizarre the way the human mind works.
    I was a vegetarian for around 5 years and quite recently started eating meat again, and I know I would not like to eat horse. I don’t know why, really. Of course, when I really think about the fact that I am eating a chicken or cow, I don’t want to eat that either. Ha. I’m weird and very conflicted about meat!
    Of course, people from different countries eat different things, and some people DO eat horse and it’s no big deal. It’s really pretty common. I would never ever EVER eat guinea pig but in Peru that’s normal! And I do shudder at the thought – not because I think guinea pigs’ lives are more deserving, but because I owned a guinea pig and I loved him to death.

    Sorry for the rambling! This is something that has made me think, too.

    • Hellosailor says:

      Just don’t think about it maybe 🙂 I think that’s why I can’t eat meat, I think about it too much. I understand as a human I should eat meat, but I have too much of a conscience or something! xox

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