kazakhstan: where horses are revered and eaten - my dog ate meat absorbent pads
There is a taste of horses in the yurt.
In a way, I am not familiar with the smell of nuts like wet saddle mats, which makes me yearn for a mountain road.
This equde equino is a taste of cooked horse meat.
It floated from a plate and passed in my direction.
This is the first time I have seen beshbarmak Kazakhstan's popular dish.
It is made of boiled horse meat and placed on the noodle bed.
Under the light of a light bulb string from the raf of the yurt (
Powered by outside solar panels)
The cooked noodles sparkled and the fat sparkled.
It looks slippery and gives me hope that I can choke it to death without a scene.
Out of respect for horses, Americans do not eat horses.
Out of respect for the horse, this is what the Kazakh people do.
My host is a group of herdsmen who live in the Altai Mountains, which borders China.
They are modern.
Day incarnations of the grassland nomads who tame the horse 6,000 years ago.
As an American cowboy, I have always been curious about these cultures.
Travel to Ha feels like a salmon spawning journey upstream of the gravel layer he was born on.
I didn't realize that as soon as I got here, my diet would be an animal that connected me to these people.
I appreciate Anthony Bolden's view of food travel: eat without fear, tear it into a local stew, the humble taqueria mystery meat, A gift of light grilled fish head was presented in good faith, but when a spoonful was glued to my plate, the American feeling of my curse caused a small gag reflex.
Come on, I think, you had horses before.
Remember mortadella in Italy?
You drink arik in Mongolia?
Who knows what shrimp is in Argentina.
The Cowboys respect the horse.
The most profound thinker I know is Joel Nelson, the cowboy poet.
He wrote the Holy Song, one of several poems that I once bothered to remember.
I raised a fork of meat and noodles in my mouth and a few verses rang in my ears: I have made the humble tribesmen from peonsI and the Knights of the king always proud and arrogant for the cyclists.
I graze in the cottage, tent and yurt.
I felt the sting of driving whips, lashes, Spurs and quirks.
I'm roguish, I'm flight, I'm inbred, I'm humble.
I'm a wild horse. I'm a horse.
I am a brave man. I am a noble man.
I am my grandfather. I am a horse.
Not listed on the list.
Why do Americans shudder at horse meat?
The truth is that Americans have eaten horse meat at many times in our history.
But the invention of the car caused a cultural change.
In the past, all these carriages, horses and working horses had to do something at the end of the lease.
Why not eat?
It is believed that they are like other practical livestock, just like working cattle.
But with the increase in the number of cars, demand for horses has declined.
The number of breeding is small every year.
Soon it was expensive to have horses, making them a luxury.
In other words, they became pets and received shelter from dogs.
The history of Kazakhstan is different.
When Henry Ford launched the T-car, Kazakhstan was culturally far from the age when Genghis Khan swept the prairie.
Their nomadic culture is a way of transportation and eating centered on horses.
Surrounded by the Soviet Union, Kazakh society is in the predicament of modernity.
Nowadays, although horse meat has a place in the auto market, it is still under control. I bit down.
Meat is chewy like elk or moose.
Like those wild animals, horse meat is also a healthy source of protein.
The Kazakh people attribute it to a series of benefits that are on the verge of deformation.
It is said that this has allowed men to enter their 90 s.
It makes people faster, stronger, more agile and smarter.
Noting where I was bald, one of my hosts speculated that perhaps the horse meat was a credit for the enviable hair of Kazakh men.
He advised me to eat a little more. Is U. S.
Wild horse protection goes astray?
In the United States, the debate over the slaughter of horses was drawn into the discussion of the Mustang and Burro Protection Act of 1971, as if attracted by the magnetic force.
Federal law protects wild horses (a. k. a. mustangs)
Live on public land.
The bill achieves the goal of bringing the Mustang back from the edge of eradication.
There are now questions about dress protection.
The project has succeeded in reaching the point where wild horses threatened to invade the land they were once endangered.
An environmental assessment estimates that 26,000 wild horses can be supported by public pastures. Some mustang advocates have argued that the situation could be higher if other domestic livestock such as cattle and sheep do not occupy so much space.
In order to maintain the target group, BLM killed the cattle (
Frequent use of helicopters).
The extra horses were adopted in public.
Wild horses can be good pommel horses, especially young ones that can be trained before their wildness becomes hard, which makes them dangerous.
I used to adopt one. year-
I worked as a wrangler for three years in Montana and then sold him to a ranch family with children.
I like the horse. But only one-in-
Adopted three wild horses.
The remaining 47,000 animals were sent to a breeding facility that basically looked like a farm.
Protecting wild horses costs taxpayers $77 million a year.
The crux of the situation is described in a new documentary without a brand.
The story tells the story of four Texas Cowboys adopting and training 14 wild horses and then riding 3,000 miles from Mexico to the Canadian border.
I took part in a group of four.
Cross Montana during the day.
These are good horses.
But the film did not blame blm for the impossible task.
Written between the lines, there seems to be a call for resettlement throughout the project.
Some people ask, why not kill the extra horse?
The future offood campaign brings people back to thinking about our dietary taboos like cricket and dog meat.
One expert believes that the price of horse meat may be very low.
The source of protein costs to fight hunger.
Although the BLM Mustang is illegal, it is also sometimes slaughtered.
Recently, a Colorado horse dealer was found selling 1,700 wild horses in Mexico to kill buyers.
Animal welfare regulations south of the border are fairly loose. As one in-
The deep analysis notes that the federal protection department has created a "train" where a large number of horses can cause protected horses to slip through the cracks.
The same happened in Europe in 2013, when horse meat was found in ground beef.
The Kazakh did not participate in the scandal, although it did not prevent John Stewart from punching a few punches in a culture sandbag country after the film "Burat.
A sustainable protein was wasted, but the fiasco of the American Mustang made the Kazakh people wonder, who is the madman?
They were surprised at the idea of wasting so much horse meat. As the second-
The world's largest consumer of horse meat (behind China)
There are not enough animals to meet the demand.
The collapse of the Soviet Union had the same effect on the horse herd as on their cattle. (
See home, home on the grassland of Eurasia. )
Perhaps it is difficult to count horse meat because it is taboo.
The Guardian produced an interesting infographic about the European horse meat trade as part of its coverage of the 2013 horse meat scandal.
It shows how Bulgaria serves as a staging ground for the redistribution of horse meat to Kazakhstan (and Russia). It collected 6.
6 million pounds of horse meat from Belgium, France, Hungary, Italy, Romania and Spain.
Then export 2.
2 million for ha (and 1.
2 million from Russia.
Canada, another major meat supplier to Kazakhstan, exported 4 million pounds that year.
Surprisingly, one result of the European scandal is an increase in demand for horse meat.
Guardiola's take-out is to make the consumption public.
It is a more sustainable source of protein than cattle.
In this regard, it is worthwhile to observe carefully the horse of Kazakh variety.
For centuries it has been raised for the quality of its meat and milk.
Back fat can grow to a few inches thick.
Like a goat, marleuda's breasts are hung.
As a native of the grassland, horses are good at grazing in the distance and in the distance, and distribute their influence on the land.
In winter, when the temperature drops-
On the 20 th Floor, eat snow and change water, and look for grass on the ice.
In the United States, Wild horses are the closest.
The grass fed (
In contrast, Canada uses farms to slaughter horses)
Veterinary products without private use
Owning horses, many of which are dangerous to human consumption.
I got over the gag reflex and swallowed the baskmark.
My Kazakh master asked me if I liked it.
Dare I say no?
They brought me in and shared their food.
In response, I took some horse meat and ate it.
This is a matter of respect.
Ryan Bell is a Fulbright.
National Geographic researcher, traveling in Russia and Kazakhstan for his "gay eco boy" program.
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