Eww... horse testicles for dinner?
I came across this news story. It's about a Chinese restaurant that specializes in serving sexual organs of various animals-- including donkeys, dogs, and horses.
Here are quotes, I don't think I need to comment:
Situated in an elegantly restored house beside Beijing's West Lake, it is
China's first speciality penis restaurant.
Here, businessmen and government officials can sample the organs of yaks, donkeys, oxen and even seals. In fact, they have to, since they form part of every dish - except for those containing testicles.
Why would anyone want to eat this stuff? "In China, you are what you eat, and The Daily Telegraph's nutritionist, Zhu Yan, said the clients were mainly men eager to improve their yang, or virility."
You are what you eat? Does someone really want to become a.... oh, nevermind. It's pointless to argue about this.
Does it really work? "Mr Liu, the most regular customer, was uncertain but hopeful. 'I can't say I've noticed any difference yet,' he said."
I guess it's like our fad diets in a way. People here about something new or different, and lacking any type of evidence that it works, they try it and it fails.
The horses they are killing and eating are not American horses (American slaughtered horses generally end up in France, Belgium, and Japan) but rather are a type of chinese horse from the Xinjiang region. You can read about these "heavenly horses" here: http://www.chinaculture.org/gb/en_focus/2005-09/13/content_72757.htm or here: http://www.silkroadcn.com/xinjiang-horse.htm