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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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