Would you eat horse meat?

Would you eat horse meat?

One third of Americans (32%) agree with German politicians Hartwig Fischer and Dirk Niebel that instead of throwing away meat products "contaminated" with horsemeat, it should be distributed to the poor, according to the YouGov Omnibus Survey taken February 26 - 28, 2013.  30% feel it should be thrown out. 

Americans say they would rather eat alligator (34%) or ostrich (30%) than horsemeat (13%). 7% said they would consider eating dog meat.

Which, if any, of the following meats do you eat/ would you ever consider eating?

If horsemeat was discovered in hamburgers in this country, American reactions were mostly evenly divided between not eating all pre-prepared hamburgers until meat was declared clear of horsemeat (22%), eating pre-prepared hamburgers made by brands not associated with horsemeat (21%), eating only hamburgers prepared at home (18%), and continuing to eat the same number of pre-prepared hamburgers from the same outlets/ brands (15%). 

Now please imagine that horsemeat was discovered in hamburgers in the US. Which ONE of the following, if any, best describes what you think you would do?

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