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Why we don't eat horse meat: It's economics


A new study from researchers at Oxford University says the roots of the taboo on horse meat are in the spread of Christianity in Anglo-Saxon England. But the real reason may be simple economics.


Horse a hidden ingredient in many European foods

So hungry you could eat a horse? Chances are, if you've regularly consumed processed-meat products in Europe, you already have. Since Ireland published surprise DNA results on Jan. 15 showing that a third of frozen "beef" burgers in Ireland contained at least a trace of horse, food scientists in more than a dozen countries have found the animal trotting into products where it was never meant to roam.


Suppliers, grocers turning to DNA testing on meat


Horsemeat might not be bad for you to eat, but it's definitely bad for sales of products labeled as beef. But Ireland's surprise discovery of horsemeat traces in many factory-produced burgers is boosting business for one trade: Forensics labs able to use DNA fingerprinting to tell pig from fowl.


Burger King drops supplier linked to horsemeat

Burger King

Burger King says it has stopped buying beef from an Irish supplier whose patties in Britain and Ireland were found to contain traces of horsemeat.


Horse bolts into ocean, swims 2 miles

It was a sea rescue made for Hollywood: A horse in a photo shoot on a Southern California beach gets spooked and runs into the water, only to be rescued after swimming more than two miles off shore.


Arabian 'unicorn' thrives again in wild

Arabian 'unicorn' thrives again in wild

An environmental group says an animal widely believed to be the source of the unicorn legend is back from the brink of extinction after a successful breeding program.


Startled carriage horses bolt during Iowa July Fourth parade, killing 1 and injuring 23

Sandie Crilly was helping her 8-year-old son, 12-year-old niece and 2-year-old granddaughter pick up Tootsie Rolls from the ground during Bellevue's annual Fourth of July parade when someone yelled to get out of the way.


S.C. man gets 3 years for sex with horse

A man caught having sex with a horse in a South Carolina stable is sentenced to three years in prison.


John Malkovich Joins Secretariat

Dylan Walsh and Scott Glenn also board the horse feature.


S.C. man accused of sex with horse — again

S.C. man accused of sex with horse — again

A South Carolina man has been charged a second time with having sex with the same horse, according to news reports from the Palmetto State. Police say Rodell Vereen, 50, was charged with buggery. He'll be in court Monday. If convicted, he faces up to five years in jail. Last July Vereen pleaded guilty to having sex with the same horse on Thanksgiving 2007. He was declared a sex offender, sentenced to three years of...


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