Okay, I'm genuinely curious:
There is a ton of uproar about horsemeat in various products, from Ikea meatballs to prepackaged dinners to who knows what else. So far I haven't even heard any stories about horsemeat in things sold in the US, and it's still huge news. Everyone is disgusted, outraged, grossed out, upset, etc.
Why is eating horsemeat so much more disturbing than cows? or pigs? or chickens? or turkeys? or fish? or veal? lamb? deer? rabbit? duck?
(the same could be asked of our aversion to the asian countries that regularly consume dog or cat.)
If the thought of eating a horse is so disturbing, shouldn't the thought of eating any animal be disturbing? What's the difference?
the vegetarian who thinks it's all equally appalling
(and who thinks that the labeling issue is a big one--we should know what's in our food, and companies should be honest about that. but is this really about labeling, or about eating horses? My sense is that it's the latter, based on the tone of news reports...)