Where are the Centaurs?!

Sadly Horse People with Alexandra Tolstoy, the BBC’s new equine exploratory extravaganza, doesn’t contain any mythical beasts, but more on that later.  What the first episode did contain however was footage of a horse being killed by the tribesmen in a remote region of Siberia. It subsiquently generated 106 complaints.  The horse was being killed for food by people without the luxury of a modern abattoir. What makes this debate interesting from last year’s F Word horse meat affair is that the shock seems to be over the method of dispatch rather than the eating of horse meat per se.  Personally I think the BBC was right to show it prefaced as it was with a warning, it’s real life. What’s more I think horse is fair game for the table; there’s plenty of them, the meat is edible and they’re not susceptible to diseases like foot and mouth.  Is in on a menu anywhere however? Probably not.

As for centaurs, a procrastinating google image search reveals imagery sufficiently weird to bend one’s mind.

can you spot the join?

Text book fantasy art including standard nude woman generic

Text book fantasy art including standard nude woman generic and spiky things

If you were a tiny centaur about to deliver the coup de grace to a normal sized snake youd at least be looking straight at it

If you were a tiny centaur about to deliver the coup de grace to a normal sized snake you'd at least be looking straight at it

So far, so fantasy, bring on the weird stuff I say…

The (really) odd couple

The (really) odd couple

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