The discovery of horse meat in beef burgers on sale in British and Irish supermarkets has shocked many people and raised questions about how little some customers know about where their meat comes from.
While traces were found in products at a number of supermarkets, the most controversial finding is that a burger from the Tesco Every Day Beef Burger range was found to contain 29 percent horse meat.
While for some this has caused outrage, others never miss the opportunity of a thoroughbred pun. Spurred on on by this, euronews has been cantering through the twittersphere to find you some of the best (and worst) of them. #sorry
Tesco boss walks into a pub. Barman says why the long face? #burgergate— JamesLyons (@MirrorJames) January 15, 2013
These Tesco burgers are low fat, but surprisingly high in shergar.— Simon Richardson (@simonr916) January 15, 2013
Has anyone tested Tesco's veggie burgers for uniquorn yet? (sorry)— Barry Pace (@pace) January 15, 2013
Traces of Zebra found in Tesco barcodes.. #burgergate— Mike Donigan (@MikeDonigan) January 15, 2013
I don't want to stirrup the controversy about #horseburgers but this is what happens when you let unbridled capitalism take the reins.— Reed Roberts (@ReedRoberts) January 15, 2013
Don't worry about this horse meat in burgers thing... It's all part of a stable diet. #hitscymbal— Hirsty's Daily Dose (@hirstycapital) January 16, 2013
When asked to comment on the Tesco beefburger story, Mr. T remarked; "I pity the foal."— Ian Stewart (@ianthenoodle) January 15, 2013
These #horseburger jokes are really offal— Colette Browne (@colettebrowne) January 15, 2013