Meat

The first batch

Here is the first batch of beef jerky made with my new dehydrator…delicious.

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No surprises, always did think vegetarians were miserable pricks

You won’t catch me being a vegetarian anytime soon.

Vegetarians are less healthy than meat-eaters, a controversial study has concluded, despite drinking less, smoking less and being more physically active than their carnivorous counterparts.

A study conducted by the Medical University of Graz in Austria found that the vegetarian diet, as characterised by a low consumption of saturated fat and cholesterol, due to a higher intake of fruits, vegetables and whole-grain products, appeared to carry elevated risks of cancer, allergies and mental health problems such as depression and anxiety.

The study used data from the Austrian Health Interview Survey to examine the dietary habits and lifestyle differences between meat-eaters and vegetarians.

The 1320 subjects were matched according to their age, sex, and socioeconomic status and included 330 vegetarians, 330 that ate meat but still a lot of fruits and vegetables, 300 normal eaters but that ate less meat, and 330 on a more meat-heavy diet.¬† Read more »

Fox for donkey meat or rat for lamb kebabs is so 2013

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China likes to lecture NZ on food safety and then they got slammed with a fox, donkey and rat meat scandal. But that is all so 2013 now.

In Beijing urban trappers have been caught with cats in traps they said they were going to sell¬†to street side vendors…for use as lamb kebab meat.

The drama unfolded last week when a cat enthusiast who takes care of neighborhood strays caught a youth checking a trap she noticed nearby. In an apparent bid to outrage bird enthusiasts as well, the thieves had baited their traps with live sparrows.

The woman, surnamed Li, says the hunters claimed to have caught over 100 cats during the New Year holiday.

Because apparently there are no laws on the books regarding urban trapping, the two men were jailed for 10 days for “stealing.”¬† Read more »

Fox for donkey meat is not so bad

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In China police in Guangdong Province have arrested seven people for injecting dirty water in sheep carcasses to increase the weight of the meat hence its value.

CCTV reported yesterday that officials raided the warehouse in a village in Baiyun district and found the men injecting bacteria-filled water into slaughtered sheep as a way to increase the weight of the meat and sell it for a high price, according to Shanghai Daily.

The man in charge of the operation and six workers at the warehouse have been held by police since the raid on December 30.

Officials found 30 sheep carcasses injected with up to six kilograms of pond water along with 335 living sheep, forged inspection stamps, pumps and rubber tubing in the warehouse. Suspects admitted to police that around 50 to 100 sheep were slaughtered there per day. ¬† Read more »

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From the Hong Kong correspondent

Last night our Hong Kong correspondent was entertaining some visitors from NZ when this happened to arrive at the table next to theirs.

Apparently it was Popcorn’s 8th birthday.

A birthday for a dog...only in Hong Kong

A birthday for a dog…only in Hong Kong

Popcorn is lucky it isn’t a fox otherwise it would be on the menu as donkey.

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Morrissey: ‘Eating meat is as bad as paedophilia’

Apparently, according to batshit crazy musician Morrissey, eating meat is as bad as paedophilia.

Heh…just think of all those pedos eating meat on their prison BBQ.

Smiths singer Morrissey has said he sees ‘no difference’ between eating animals and paedophilia.

The incredible suggestion was shared in a Q&A session on his fan site – True To You.

The site allows fans to submit questions to the singer and Morrissey is said to answer each one personally.

On the site, Matthew from Preston asked, ‘Knowing that you are a loyal and proud vegetarian, I would like to ask you what is it that motivated you to stop eating meat for good?’

The answer read: ‘If you have access to You Tube, you should click on to what is called The video the meat industry doesn’t want you to see.

‘If this doesn’t affect you in a moral sense then you’re probably granite.

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Donkey Con: Wal-Mart selling fox meat as donkey meat in China

The Chinese lectured us over food safety but things are pretty bad in their own country…Wal-Mart has just been busted for selling fox meat as donkey meat.

While other news outlets are writing about the scam, we here at WOBH are providing you with a buyers guide¬†about how to tell the difference between fox meat and donkey meat so that you aren’t ripped off when buying and consuming donkey meat.

Whether in¬†Britain¬†or in China, no one wants to think they’re eating a familiar meat product only to discover they’re really eating an exotic, as one unfortunate Wal-Mart customer in northern China experienced recently, when his “strange” tasting donkey meat turned out to be fox.

But telling meats apart can be tricky!¬†Even experienced beef eaters last year seemingly couldn’t tell cow apart from horse when it was smothered in¬†lasagna; it gets all the trickier when it comes to distinguishing donkey, which far less of the world is familiar with, from fox, which seemingly no one eats on a regular basis.

With that in mind, we’ve put together this guide to telling apart these two unusual edibles. ¬† Read more »

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What I was doing last weekend

On my Facebook wall there is a lively debate going about whether or not I should have a) posted this and b) shot the goat int he first place.

Last weekend in the midst of all the Len Brown fall out I was also shooting goats…lots of them…about 80 for the weekend.

Here is one…I called him Leonard…a randy old goat with a big ball sack, but not able to withstand a 150gr ballistic tip .308.

He was one of two standing guard on a mob…we knocked them both over then got stuck into the mob.

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Leonard the Goat at rest beside the Tikka T3 Lite with suppressor

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Meat eaters on the rise

The hippies are moaning because there is a global move toward an animal based diet.

Mmmm….meat.

Apparently eating meat is leading to an environmental disaster.

The fast-growing economies of China and India are driving a global increase in meat consumption, cancelling out decreases elsewhere, according to a comprehensive study of global food consumption.

The¬†work, published today in¬†Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, takes a detailed look at what people eat, as well as trends from one country to the next. It is also the first time that researchers have calculated humanity’s trophic level, a metric used in ecology to position species in the food chain.¬† Read more »

I wanna try a whale burger

Michael Evans discusses being at the top of the food chain.

Sitting atop the food chain is a hand-wringing place to be.

Oh, the daily angst of deciding which fellow beast from the animal kingdom should be slaughtered to ensure my survival.

Excuse my existential dilemma as I wipe the pork fat from my lips and devour a chicken leg before tossing the bone to the pooch at my feet. Lucky hound – how did he get to be domesticated rather than filleted anyway? Best not take him on holiday to Asia.

Funny how we humans make the rules about what we can – and can’t – eat.