Same here, Misty. I've tried to limit my meat intake for the last year or so anyway. I'm having trouble eating it lately due to what I've been reading about the inhumane way these slaughter houses are processing and culling.. I'd no sooner eat my cat or one of my dogs than eat horse meat. Somewhere, you just gotta draw the line.No horse meat as of yet says U.S. officials. Apparently, Swedish meatballs have been found to contain horse meat. Sorry, that thought nauseates me. Believe I'd rather eat escargo or mountain oysters truth be told. Hehehe.Might go on the palate with some mushrooms.LOL
I know some cultures even eat monkey. That veers too close to being cannibalistic in my personal opinion.. And those who eat dog or cat? That's just too horrific for me to even spend time thinking about at any length.
I was one of those kids though that couldn't see an animal before it was beheaded. And if it was named, tamed and I ever fed it? You couldn't eat it. It better not end up on my plate with my knowledge either, because I'd push the plate away. Even helping my grand pappy clean his catch from a hunt, he had to remove the heads first so I'd not see those little eyes before I could help him skin and clean anything. Once that head was gone and no eyes could stare back at me, I could skin a rabbit or squirrel almost as quick as him. Grandma always did the culling of the chickens too. As long as that head was gone, I could pluck and gut.
Horse meat though? I'm not gonna do it. Same as I can't hunt or kill anything myself right now. Not unless it was imperative that my canines needed meat, could I kill anything currently.. I hope that day never comes. I'd do what I had to, but it wouldn't be a pleasure as far as I'm concerned.
I'd rather go fishing if I needed meat that badly and civilization had crumbled.. I use artificial baits these days too. And always practice catch and release unless it's been injured too badly. Nowadays, I even feel too bad for the minnow to use it as fish bait. Can't even use live worms any more..
I've turned into a mushy hearted person in my old age I guess...