Sunday, 27 January 2013

Shergar King

Horsemeat, then. The Guardian has a "why not" piece:
is it time to examine our prejudice against what is, after all, an extremely healthy meat?
Eating horses used to be one of the unspeakable things that the French did, so the prejudice was not only irrational but also xenophobic. In Verona once my friends tried donkey pizza.

But then, why stop at horses? Why not dogs? ... or grandma's corpse?

Even though if I were born elsewhere, I might eat horsemeat or many other things besides, I keep to the old local prejudices, fearing that without them I may get worse, not better.