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#56628 - 17 Jul 07 02:32 Would you ?
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BEIJING, China (Reuters) -- Live rats are being trucked from central China, suffering a plague of a reported 2 billion rodents displaced by a flooded lake, to the south to end up in restaurant dishes, Chinese media reported.


A Chinese farmer show rats that were just killed in her corn fields near the village of Bing Hu in Hunan Province.

Rat vendors had been doing a roaring trade thanks to strong supply over the last two weeks, the China News Service quoted vendors as saying.

"Recently there have been a lot of rats... Guangzhou people are rich and like to eat exotic things, so business is very good," it quoted a vendor as saying, referring to the capital of Guangdong province, where people are reputed to eat anything that moves.

Some vendors, who declined to reveal their names, had asked people from a village in Hunan province, near Dongting Lake, to sell them live rats, the Beijing News said on Monday.

"The buyers offered 6 yuan for a kilogram, but as to where they will sell the rats, they would not say," the newspaper quoted a local resident as saying, adding that villagers had to catch the rats alive.

"If we want to do that, there is no problem. We could catch 150 kg of rats in one night...but we will not do this against our conscience," the villager was quoted as saying.

Some Guangdong restaurants were promoting "rat banquets", charging 136 yuan ($18) for one kilogram of rat meat, the newspaper said.

But the restaurants denied their rats came from Hunan.

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Local governments in Hunan have been grappling with the rats, which had already destroyed 1.6 million hectares (6,200 sq miles) of crops and could spread disease, according to media reports.

A lack of snakes, also a popular dish in the south, and owls, a traditional Chinese medicine, was held partly responsible.

Chinese media reported last week that some Internet users from Guangdong had offered rat recipes as a way to deal with the problem.

Scientists have also blamed China's massive Three Gorges Dam project and climate change for the Hunan rodents' flight to dry land
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#56633 - 17 Jul 07 07:05 Re: Would you ? [Re: Capt. Mainwaring]
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i wouldn't eat rat. but i once ate a guinea pig. also did a little research project on guinea pigs as meat animals.
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#56638 - 17 Jul 07 07:18 Re: Would you ? [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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I've eaten Zebra!
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#56642 - 17 Jul 07 07:44 Re: Would you ? [Re: Capt. Mainwaring]
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ew. Rat? thats gross, i tried the insect in Bkk that's kind a gross too. But i would eat it if its something to do with life and death. What the heck, Why not, people eat shrimp and lobster, those look kind a weird too... people don't think its weird because they get used to it. Who knows at the end of this millenium people will get use to eat rat.. or maybe not. Maybe only in China.
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#56643 - 17 Jul 07 07:49 Re: Would you ? [Re: emmajkt]
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#56644 - 17 Jul 07 07:54 Re: Would you ? [Re: Dilli]
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#56645 - 17 Jul 07 07:55 Re: Would you ? [Re: Dilli]
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#56663 - 17 Jul 07 09:26 Re: Would you ? [Re: Dilli]
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I had 'skin of mountain tree frog soup' in China once. Bloody good mate.
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#56664 - 17 Jul 07 09:29 Re: Would you ? [Re: Piss Salon]
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Anybody ever tasted lutung?
I did
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#56666 - 17 Jul 07 09:36 Re: Would you ? [Re: Piss Salon]
Dilli Offline
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Quoting: Piss Salon
I had 'skin of mountain tree frog soup' in China once. Bloody good mate.


I thought it was "Cream of Sumyungguy"
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#56668 - 17 Jul 07 09:40 Re: Would you ? [Re: Piss Salon]
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Quoting: Piss Salon
I had 'skin of mountain tree frog soup' in China once. Bloody good mate.


i love frog legs with garlic herbs, french way yumm. Frogs is not bad then.... its disgusting when its alive!
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#56671 - 17 Jul 07 09:52 Re: Would you ? [Re: emmajkt]
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#56674 - 17 Jul 07 09:57 Re: Would you ? [Re: Dilli]
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creative idea dilli. have you taste it?
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#56675 - 17 Jul 07 09:58 Re: Would you ? [Re: emmajkt]
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I'd rather eat shit!
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#56677 - 17 Jul 07 10:00 Re: Would you ? [Re: Dilli]
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hahaha, i doubt it you prefer shit than that!
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