July 13, 2005
Will Poodle Burgers Be Next?
A New Zealand restaurant offers "Mr. Ed is Dead," a meal made from char-grilled horse steaks. The restaurant received a number of complaining calls that were "pretty lively and disgusting and not comforting for the staff." Nevertheless, the restaurant sold 10 horse-steak dinners in one evening, going to show that people will eat just about anything.
UPDATE: Ever the curious researcher, I learned a new word today: "hippophagy," or the practice of eating horse. This article does a pretty good job talking through the pros and cons of hippophagy. As the article says, "So we’ll eat Bambi, but we won’t eat Trigger?"
Posted by Eric at July 13, 2005 03:37 PM | Vegetarian