And now to be put off your lunch and all the takeaways you'll ever eat for the rest of your life. A BBC Three show on the whole horsemeat scandal called The Horesmeat Banquet got together people who were disgusted by the thoughts of possibly eating horse, and made them test fast-food, takeaways and other quick meals to “confront their taboos as well as get a taste of what they’ll be eating in the future”. The results are beyond gross. Seriously, if you want to eat lunch today, stop reading right now.
They found a Chinese beef in black bean sauce meal contained mostly chicken blood, as well as other material from the animal, with only a tiny proportion of beef present, while a burger was found to contain no beef meat, instead just bovine blood and high levels of chicken blood. Are you gagging yet? Because it gets worse.
According to someone who spoke to the Mirror: 'Just when we thought things couldn’t get any worse, the results came in for an Indian lamb curry. It did contain meat – but it was not lamb, not pork, nor was it chicken or beef. Not horse, and not goat either. At this moment, the lab is unable to identify exactly which animal this meat came from.' Which means that they think it could be cat or dog.
So, vegetarianism anyone?