a little horsemeat (or a lot) in your bolognese?
As someone who was raised on a
horse stud, the thought of any of my precious friends being in someone’s meal
makes me ill to the core. But is horsemeat so different from beef? Both horses
and cows have tails, tongues, eat grass, have babies, make milk for their young…. There does seem
something rather inconsistent about how we can judge one animal as fit for
eating (e.g. a cow), but find another animal repulsive. How quickly we judge some cultures for eating dog or cat, but in reality, an animal is an animal, and a life is a life.
issue, of course, isn’t about which animal is right to eat, but about fraud. If
you buy a ready-made meal, the ingredients listed should be what you find inside. I remember there was a scare some years ago when meat was found in Linda McCartney's vegetarian ready-made meals. Needless to say they quickly moved to a factory where no meat was used!
the REAL issue is about how humans have become so removed from their food. And
instead of looking at this issue, and really questioning this, everyone’s
running around looking for someone to blame!
you eat a wholefood diet, it means that you recognise the foods you eat. You
don’t get confused as to whether a tomato is really ~ shock horror ~ an apple. Or
a lentil is a butter bean!
The bottom line is that if you don’t recognise what
you’re eating, then your body certainly won’t. This is a fact.