horsemeat horsemeat

Definition(s):

  • (n) the flesh of horses as food

Usage(s):

  1. There had been three horsemeat-processing plants here that shipped meat overseas for consumption by humans and kept some behind for consumption by animals.
  2. Congress hasn't done much this year, but few bills have stirred more passion than one to protect horses from being turned into horsemeat.
  3. One Paris family out of ten eats horse regularly because dark-red, sweet-tasting horsemeat costs two-thirds the price of beef.

News

  • Lileks: Embodying our moods … with precipitation

    In the old days, public sculpture was a fairly easy proposition. You had your man on a horse. You had your city leader with his hand in his jacket, looking nobly to the future, holding a document to indicate he was the Father of the Sanitary Horsemeat Act or some such thing.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

Quotes

  1. "The market for horsemeat is not an American market," said Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-WV). "Horsemeat is shipped abroad. The three slaughterhouses in the US are foreign-owned. Thus, American horses are sold to a foreign company, killed for...
    on Sep 21, 2005 By: Robert Byrd Source: TheHorse.com

  2. "As both a horsewoman and a compassionate person, I applaud the resolve of the people of Illinois to end the cruel, bloody trade in horsemeat," said actress Bo Derek. "My family hails from the State of Illinois and I know they would be proud...
    on May 24, 2007 By: Bo Derek Source: IGNN (press release)

  3. "I'm for the horsies, too. I'll vote for it," said Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., but "I can't believe that we are here today using the very limited time left to this Congress to deal with horsemeat."
    on Sep 8, 2006 By: Zoe Lofgren Source: Dallas Morning News

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