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Saturday, February 18, 2006

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.
source:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/02/17/wfood17.xml&sSheet=/news/2006/02/17/ixnewstop.html

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

9 Comments:

  • What in the world is Up with that??!?!?!?!!? Who would want to eat that kind of stuff!?!?!?! Eww!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:55 PM, February 27, 2006  

  • My mom ate cow balls in Argentina. She didn't know what they were though :-D

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:37 PM, March 16, 2006  

  • EWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! That's gross and disgusting!

    By Anonymous dancer, at 2:30 PM, March 23, 2006  

  • Nasty~~~~~~~~~~ Ewwwwwwwwwwwww

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:57 PM, March 27, 2006  

  • Well, I don't think it's gross. It's just ethnocintricity. (for those of you who don't know, it culturally different)Like in Japan, they eat felines. To Japan, eating cow meat is odd to them. It's just different cultures.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:22 PM, April 07, 2006  

  • That's EXTREMLY mean. Killing a horse for there testicles? Umm... how would you like yours choped off!? Geez. Its also extremly disgusting. Just thinking about eating something that used to pee out urine makes me want to forget about dinner tonight.

    By Anonymous Julia D., at 2:46 PM, April 09, 2006  

  • What's even more nasty is when people eat animal brain. I don't know why they do it...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:36 PM, April 22, 2006  

  • Poor horses. To my calculations of this equine harming system just simply means that humans are too hungry. Why not just cut off the person-who-you-hate's testicles and eat them for dinner? They are just harming the equine organisms for food. "what's for supper?" "my bosses balls"

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:07 PM, May 31, 2006  

  • i am chinese .i can tell seldom people do this .eat what then have what is accepted in superstish age but not now.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:30 AM, October 05, 2006  

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