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Old 16.02.2010, 18:41
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Come the apocalypse, I expect it would be the other way around
Come the apocalypse, a spaceship will be round to pick them all up. Observation of earthlings over.
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Old 16.02.2010, 18:52
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And how do they feel about this?
They looked at me and said, 'riiiiight, now make yourself handy and open us a can 'cause we don't have the thumbs'

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Old 16.02.2010, 18:54
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Not sure I'd eat cat.

I mean. It's so hard to pick the right wine.
Nonsense, just pick up a good Meowlot.

EDIT - Hell, it's actually real. http://www.amazon.com/Cat-Wine-Felin.../dp/B000NP9P76
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Re: Cat on the menu?

It is very difficult to tell the difference between cat ands rabbit. One of the differences is one of them has round rib bones, the other flat rib bones.

What the difference is, morally or otherwise, between eating horse, dog or cat over cow, sheep or pig i'm not really sure, it's all a bit of what you are used to, pre-conditioning, similar to Pavlov's dogs who drooled when they heard the bell as they associated this with food.

It's all animal protein at the end of the day.
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Old 16.02.2010, 20:59
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What the difference is, morally or otherwise, between eating horse, dog or cat over cow, sheep or pig i'm not really sure, it's all a bit of what you are used to, pre-conditioning, similar to Pavlov's dogs who drooled when they heard the bell as they associated this with food
There are good reasons why we don't tend to dine off carnivorous animals, e.g. high levels of toxins in the meat
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Old 16.02.2010, 21:31
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Re: Cat on the menu?

Sorry yall tried it, liked it just like dog and horse meat, but I am afraid cat tasted like chicken and they are not called "Dachhas" (roof rabbit) for nothing.
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Old 16.02.2010, 21:34
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Pigs are far more intelligent, and yet we slice and dice them with gleeful aplomb.
This is why I don't eat pigs since more than 10 years
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Old 16.02.2010, 22:21
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Re: Cat on the menu?

To quote Homer Simpson as best as I remember it ... If we weren't meant to eat animals God wouldn't have made them so tasty.
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Old 16.02.2010, 23:10
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To quote Homer Simpson as best as I remember it ... If we weren't meant to eat animals God wouldn't have made them so tasty.
'If God didn't want us to eat animals, why did he make them out of meat?'
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Old 16.02.2010, 23:19
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Re: Cat on the menu?

Never had cat (yet)... I like the little buggers, it's a fetishist thing for me... erm...

I did have dog in Korea, it wasn't too bad.

Rabbits are a pain, unless it's in a stew. Somehow the meat sticks to the bones so much, and is a bit "tought".
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Maybe the Swiss are talking about the pussy on the menu at the strip clubs?
Funniest post ever !

I'd rather eat striper pussy than a cat !
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Old 17.02.2010, 03:36
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An article in the Times today says that domestic cat is eaten in amongst other places Switzerland (right at the bottom of the article).

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/lif...cle7029058.ece

Has anyone ever seen it on a menu here or been offered it?

What you see here is "black Italian humour". Why ? Because in war torn WWII hit Italy, not just the Toscana, people at times reverted to eat their cats and dogs. Italian "saisonniers" (seasonal workers) in Switzerland in the 50ies were particularily badly looked at as some caught local cats and made them for meals in order to save money. I never ever had cat, but an Italian who had had cat-meat as soldier in Albania and later as "saisonnier" in Switzerland told me it was halfway between rabbit and chicken.

It however NEVER became a "specialty" in either Italy nor Switzerland.

However, if you want to know more about the Italy of the 1950ies and 60ies look into the famous novels of Mr Guareschi about Don Camillo + Peppone

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Camillo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Camillo#Books

and there of course were the films done at least in German, Italian and French

here a link to a German language version (first part only)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsPyR-QDne8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64wA2...eature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64wA2...eature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JS5lW...eature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u84sG...eature=related


btw., 77 years old means born in 1933. So that the man was 13 when Italy became Republic 46, and 17-26 in the 50ies, and 27-35 in the 60ies. The good man possibly is misunderstand by those young folks now in charge in much of the media !

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Never had cat (yet)... I like the little buggers, it's a fetishist thing for me... erm...

Rabbits are a pain, unless it's in a stew. Somehow the meat sticks to the bones so much, and is a bit "tought".

Rabbits are delicious. Even if you have cuddled the nice rabbit in the morning and had it for dinner

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Old 17.02.2010, 06:51
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Re: Cat on the menu?

Popular recipes include:

- Kitten tikka masala;

- Unlucky Fried Kitten.

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Re: Cat on the menu?

And on the other side of the world:

Man who fed kittens to pitbull to be sentenced


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An article in the Times today says that domestic cat is eaten in amongst other places Switzerland (right at the bottom of the article).

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/lif...cle7029058.ece

Has anyone ever seen it on a menu here or been offered it?
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Re: Cat on the menu?

This definitely a Swiss hillbilly thing. My father told us tales of yore, when restaurants used to serve "rabbit", but that was back in the 40's & 50's.

Interestingly enough:
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2010/02/...4671266349687/

Am now feeling very nervous for some reason...
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Old 17.02.2010, 09:54
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An article in the Times today says that domestic cat is eaten in amongst other places Switzerland (right at the bottom of the article).

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/lif...cle7029058.ece

Has anyone ever seen it on a menu here or been offered it?

I can't find any mention of 'Switzerland' or 'Swiss' in that article. Where exactly is this "right at the bottom of the article"? Has the article perhaps changed since you posted?
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Popular recipes include:

- Kitten tikka masala;

- Unlucky Fried Kitten.

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You'll find both dishes at your local Persian restaurant I believe..
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Funniest post ever !

I'd rather eat striper pussy than a cat !
Wouldnt we all. Wouldnt we all.
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Old 17.02.2010, 10:25
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Re: Cat on the menu?

I am sure cat is rather delectable. I mean anything tastes good fried, but cat, I have heard, tastes just like bunny (I don't eat rabbit either if there is a choice). In fact during WWII many cats were harvested off the roofs in Italy, Switzerland etc. and skinned and cooked - they called them "Dachhasen" i.e. roof rabbits. There was also an incident at some point in CH were cat was added to Kalbsbratwurst...

I adore cats and I would not eat them unless I absolutely had to (but then if they are like rabbit their nutritional value would be very low) it be wiser to train them to fetch me food (kinda like cormorants in China) as cats are the most successful killers in the animal world (they kill many lizards, snakes, mice, dragonflies etc. and rarely eat them).
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Old 17.02.2010, 10:28
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Funniest post ever !

I'd rather eat striper pussy than a cat !
If by striper you mean a striped bass I am with you, otherwise, if you meant stripper I think eating cat would be healthier and less gross
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