Contrary to common belief, it is perfectly legal to consume
horse meat in the USA. Check with the USDA to confirm this. Horse
is delicious cooked or raw. It is more healthy than beef, and
equines carry far less diseases than bovines do.
Is serving horse meat to children illegal in the US?
It's not specifically illegal, but it is considered taboo in US culture to eat horse meat. It should also be noted that most horse meat in the US is contaminated from toxic chemicals that are given to horses to keep them healthy, these chemicals never leave the horses system and stay in the meat, sometimes even after cooking. These chemicals can kill a human. Another thing to remember is that it is illegal to use horse meat that has not been...
Asked in Care of Horses
Can a human eat a horse?
Not in its entirety, at least not in one sitting. Humans can, however, eat horse meat, and in some cultures they do, though it's not horribly common in the US (in some locations, it's illegal to sell horse meat for human consumption; this is not because it's actually bad for you, but because it offended someone's aesthetic sensibilities). ...
What cold cuts has horse meat combined?
In the US horse meat is not used in commercially available cold cuts. While there may be slaughter plants or individuals who make horse meat into a variety of products this is little likelihood that an American citizen would ever be accidentally fed horse meat. ...
Asked in US Civil War, Horses
Did the North eat horse meat in the US Civil War?
There is no evidence that people in the North ate horse meat during the US Civil War. In Vicksburg, Mississippi, however, the city was laid to siege by Union forces. There was little food left in the city and horse meat was eaten to keep the people alive. ...
Asked in Meat
Is it illegal to buy sell or eat dog meat in the United States?
Yes, it's very illegal. Don't ever sell, buy, or eat dog meat. In the US Under current laws it is illegal to publicly buy or publicly sell dog meat for human consumption....However depending on the laws of the State in which you reside it may be completely legal for a person to eat dog meat provided the animal was harvested in a human manor.. The eating of dog meat is more common in the US than most people think,many ethnic groups consider dog...
Asked in Care of Horses
Can you have a butcher shop to butcher a horse for you?
Yes, it is legal to do so. But the butcher is has an option to say no. Umm just the other day there was a news report on this topic they claimed it was illegal to eat horse meat in the United States. Only very large companies that export it outside the US are licensed to butcher horses. ...
How is horse meat made?
Horse meat is produced essentially the same way as beef. The animal is slaughtered and it's carcass is turned into various cuts of meat. The horse meat industry in the US is not a well established industry when compared to beef, pork or lamb production. In the past, this has resulted in mistreatment of horses in slaughter facilities that are poorly designed, or because the horses are transported to other countries where humane controls on slaughter are very lax. ...