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Definition of I could eat a horse in the Idioms Dictionary. I could eat a horse phrase. What does I could eat a horse expression mean? Definitions by the largest Idiom Dictionary.
This idiom takes on new meaning after you have traveled to some countries in Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. Having lived in an island kingdom for several years, I admit I did eat horse and then found out what it was later. I admit it was quite delicious. It was served with gravy.
I apologize to all the animal rights activists out there for my confessions. And also to my dear brother and others who love their horses and ride them religiously. I did not mean to eat horse, but I did. Horses are raised in America for riding and racing. Besides they are so beautiful. Other animals like the pig and cow just can’t compare. That makes me wonder why venison is acceptable at food, because in my opinion deer are probably the prettiest of all the animals. Perhaps Americans can blame the cowboys and the bond they felt with their horses on their aversion for eating horse meat. That may also explain why Europeans do eat it.
But that isn’t all. I also had no intention to eat whale meat, which was served to me fixed like Swiss steak. It was also very palatable. When I mentioned eating whale recently to a lady in Scotland on the bus, she shunned me for the rest of the ride. I can understand her reaction since whales were on the endangered list.
But, there are plenty of horses and dogs. When a dog in certain countries goes missing, it is understood that someone was hungry and it ended up in the underground oven for dinner. Do Americans need to broaden their view of cultures and their eating habits? Even in Canada horse is on many menus and even in fast food chains.
In some third world countries it is survival mode most of the time. They may have enough rice and root crops, but protein is not a daily or even a weekly fare for many. Many children are malnourished and suffer from many different infections, often having some kind of infection for the majority of the year. When they have infections, the body is unable to rebuild the amino acids needed for new protein formation. This puts a damper on the child’s growth and normal development.
Is it any wonder then that in some areas of the world where meat is scarce, they will try to get their protein any way they can.