Horsemeat beef burgers spark Twitter gag frenzy

Horses in the snow in northern Spain.
Horses in the snow in northern Spain. Photo: Reuters

The discovery of horse DNA in several frozen beef burgers sparked a wave of jokes and gags on Twitter.

Ranging from hilariously clever to cringingly bad, here are some of the best:


Supermarkets also removing veggie burgers from shelves as traces of UniQuorn found. #horseburger ##horseburgergate


At least we know now whats in the burgers now and that's the mane thing. #horseburger


Today I'll be raising the horseburger issue in parliament and demanding an urgent steward's inquiry


Has anyone tested Tesco's veggie burgers for uniquorn yet? (sorry)


Those Aldi horse burgers were nice, but I prefer My Lidl Pony


I've just checked those Tesco burgers in the fridge.. and they're off.......


Don't know what all the fuss is about, I've had loads of burgers from Tesco and I'm in a stable condition. #HorseBurger