Skip to comments.NY cracks down on illegal mystery meats
Posted on 12/01/2006 2:33:53 PM PST by shrinkermd
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I sure hope that's poison she's pouring in for those little rodents. They need some cats over there.
"After 30 seconds of jawing the tough "beef," and not recognizing the bones after a lifetime of eating beef, he tells me I'm eating horse spine. "
If you ever had beef in Italy, more than likely you were eating horse and didn't even know it.
Bayou natives in Louisiana export thousands of pounds of Nutria meat to France every year. For those not familiar with them, Nutria are large aquatic rat-like creatures.
Makes possum belly and pigs feet sound like normal fare.
< joke that would get me banned >* Never mind. < /joke that would get me banned >
Nothing. But it did freak me out a little, as I am conditioned to eat Brooklyn food, of which encompasses many foods, but not rabbits - geez.
Need some dinner ideas?
Once again, 'minorities hardest hit,' right? lol
There is a reason why Spam is so popular in the Pacific Isles, you know.
Tastes like Long Pork.
"What's wrong with eating rabbits?"
It has only one stomach and does not have cloven hooves, for starters.
I'm with you. Unfortunately, some think any law at all is an intrusion of rights and freedoms.
I first heard it in 1962.
Sounds like food from your kitchen.
Seems like one more tool to use in controlling vermin. Every large port city has a rat problem. If there are people around who like to eat rat then let them go to it. Ditto with armadilloes (I understand they can be pests what with all their burrowing). Or raccoons. Stray dogs. Feral cats. Cockroaches (people eat roast grasshoppers - whay not roaches?). This would also allow pest control companies a new revenue source. Instead of poisoning the critters they round them up live and sell them to specialty food stores.
I had totally forgotten that song. Got to teach the kids!
I had horse in Switzerland. I was tough(er), but not that bad.
On the one hand, in an ideal world, I wouldn't think we'd need the government regulating what kinds of meat you can buy, and who has to prepare them. There have been a few ridiculous stories lately, along the lines of soup kitchens not being allowed to accept donated food unless it had been prepared by a "regulated" facility - thus preventing a church, for example, from cooking up a Thanksgiving dinner and serving it at a homeless shelter.
But the potential for serious disease is real, and it's a good bet that many of these poor immigrants don't have health insurance. So if they do get some strange disease from uncooked whatzit meat, they'll be in the ICU, getting treated on the taxpayer's dollar. Given that situation, and the risk of contaminating safe food supplies that most people prefer, some kind of regulation may make sense here.
Pavlov kicked in, because 3 rats came out from nowhere and kind of sat up and begged....the tenants kept 'em fed.
Are armadillos or iguanas endangered? Otherwise, why can't they sell them as food?
Gee, we can track down "illegal" meat just not "illegal" aliens. What a mess.