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Old 16.02.2010, 18:13
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Cat on the menu?

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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Old 16.02.2010, 18:15
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Re: Cat on the menu?

If they're allowed to roam the mountains and are fed the milk from Swiss cows they'll be out of my budget
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Old 16.02.2010, 18:17
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Re: Cat on the menu?

Never seen it, and never want to see it. How anyone can eat such a beautiful, intelligent animal is beyond me.
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Old 16.02.2010, 18:25
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Re: Cat on the menu?

No, absolutely not. Never heard of anything like that.
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Old 16.02.2010, 18:30
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Re: Cat on the menu?

Never seen it on the menu, but I read an article about it where some families made stew out of the cats they had roaming around at their farm since they would multiply a bit too rapidly...
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Old 16.02.2010, 18:31
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Re: Cat on the menu?

i don't see why cats should have more rights than cows, sheep or pigs.
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Old 16.02.2010, 18:31
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Re: Cat on the menu?

There was a similar discussion, a while back, can't find the thread - discussing that apparently in Switzerland it was/is sometimes eaten in some places... though I have never seen it on the menu nor heard of it...

The Italian TV cook here though has opened a whole can of worms for himself when he recommended cat to his fellow viewers/hobby cooks.
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Re: Cat on the menu?

Yes, I remember once reading that Switzerland was involved in the "cat-fur trade" - I didn't even know there was such a thing!
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Old 16.02.2010, 18:33
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Re: Cat on the menu?

It has been known.


http://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/es-...-fleisch-97026


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Old 16.02.2010, 18:35
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Re: Cat on the menu?

Brings new meaning to Caturday: Can I has a Cheezburger?
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Old 16.02.2010, 18:35
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Re: Cat on the menu?

Maybe the Swiss are talking about the pussy on the menu at the strip clubs?
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Never seen it, and never want to see it. How anyone can eat such a beautiful, intelligent animal is beyond me.
Pigs are far more intelligent, and yet we slice and dice them with gleeful aplomb.

Id'd try cat if I thought there would be any meat on them.
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Old 16.02.2010, 18:55
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Re: Cat on the menu?

Can you imagine the uproar in the UK? Especially when one of the 'Related Links' on that page is titled 'ITV fined for butchery of I'm a Celebrity rat'

ha!
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Old 16.02.2010, 19:21
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Pigs are far more intelligent, and yet we slice and dice them with gleeful aplomb.

Id'd try cat if I thought there would be any meat on them.
Too right. What about the pet lambs we raised as kids? They tasted gorgeous.
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Old 16.02.2010, 19:23
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Re: Cat on the menu?

Not sure I'd eat cat.

I mean. It's so hard to pick the right wine.
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Old 16.02.2010, 19:24
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Never seen it, and never want to see it. How anyone can eat such a beautiful, intelligent animal is beyond me.
I keep telling my cats that come the apocalypse, they stop being pets and become livestock.

I mean with ears like these, you could easily be mistaken for a rabbit.

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I keep telling my cats that come the apocalypse, they stop being pets and become livestock.

I mean with ears like these, you could easily be mistaken for a rabbit.


I love your cat. It's like one of the dogs in 'The Story of Edgar Sawtelle'.
Those eyes!


As for the topic, nope, never seen it on a menu and do not wish to. Even though I'm primarily a dog person.
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I keep telling my cats that come the apocalypse, they stop being pets and become livestock.
And how do they feel about this?
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I keep telling my cats that come the apocalypse, they stop being pets and become livestock.
Come the apocalypse, I expect it would be the other way around
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I keep telling my cats that come the apocalypse, they stop being pets and become livestock.

I mean with ears like these, you could easily be mistaken for a rabbit.

Yikes! I'm not sure I'd get into a kill-or-be-eaten fight with your cat. He looks like he could finish me off with a meaningful glare (and top it off with a James Bondesque witty meow).
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