Originally published April 6 2013
Mystery meat in 'lamb' curry may have been cat, dog: report
by Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
(NaturalNews) If you thought the possibility of horse meat in your fast food hamburger was bad, then you will be utterly horrified at what was recently discovered as part of an in-depth BBC investigation into fast food. As reported by the U.K.'s Mirror recently, samples of "lamb" meat taken from several Indian, Asian, and other take-out restaurants in London may have been composed entirely of either cat or dog, or both.
But since investigators have yet to actually identify the meat -- beef, chicken, pork, goat, horse, and even human flesh were all ruled out -- it is difficult to say what the restaurants in question are actually serving. And more disturbing is the implication that foreign meat substances posing as beef, chicken, and lamb may be widespread throughout not only England, but the rest of Europe and the Western world.
"Just when we though things couldn't get any worse, the results came in for an Indian lamb curry," said a spokesman for the BBC3 documentary The Horsemeat Banquet about the findings. "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."
This recent discovery comes after samples of frozen meals and other fast food collected throughout the U.K. tested positive for horse meat. Though clearly labeled as beef, chicken, and other popular meats, many of the dishes tested were found to have been contaminated with horse scraps, which were later identified as having come from Romania and other eastern-European countries (http://www.naturalnews.com).
"It's absolutely terrifying because if it isn't any of the meats we know, well what is it?" asked nutritionist Surinder Phull during the show, as quoted by the Mirror. "Where has it come from? Where was it slaughtered? Was it hygienic? Was it covered in bacteria?"
Similar tests conducted on a Chinese black bean sauce dish revealed that the alleged "beef" used in the meal was actually just chicken blood mixed with various other chicken "scraps." And a burger patty taken from a hamburger was tested and found to contain no actually beef, although it did contain some blood and heart material.
The only fast food that tested positively for what it was actually advertised as was lamb doner kebab, a Turkish dish that is popular throughout Europe, and widely available at small shops and street vendors in many major cities. According to the Mirror, the lamb doner kebab tested contained only lamb, and no other stray meats.
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