That's ridiculous. Everybody knows the only proven naturally occurring aphrodisiacs are white rhino horn and Siberian tiger penis.
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Bullshit, flamingbanjo. The only thing that works is blood from a live snake.
@3. Also, porn.
I'd be interested in a vegetarian version. Garden CatBurger.
These folks, like the poor every where, have difficulty getting enough dietary protein. The people of this region, along with Ecuador, have a long history of eating small rodents like guinea pigs, or cuy as they are also known. This is similar to dog-eating in other cultures. That they have a festival is probaby just way for the community to lessen the residual shame they feel for eating what is mostly regared as a pet animal.
*Feast on the ONCE fluffy pets* would be more accurate. There's nothing fluffy about fried cat. I should know. I suspect I've been eating it as Chicken Katzu for a while now.
You haven't heard? Trader Joe's makes a killer cat-meat substitute out of tofu, pressed into patties. The name? "Honky Catburger"!
What's the problem? I LOVE eating pussy!
in observance of anti-meat day on slog...
q: what's the difference between a cat burger and a hamburger?
a: the cat burger is not the worst man-made environmental disaster in the planet's history.
@5, your cat's in my garden. Can I eat her?
@6 you make it sound like can't get enough to eat if they can't eat the usual chicken, beef, pork. the guinea pig was domesticated for food its just regional variety. i also come from a dog eating culture and it used to be a normal meat but now is consumed ceremonialy. we don't have shame about eating a pet.
its different, not inferior.
As long as people can eat chinchilla and sell me their fur, i support this kind of ceremony.
British Note to the Ed: "Moggie" doesn't mean what you think; It's the cat equivalent of Mutt. What you call a cat of mixed pedigree.
BA, when are we getting our chinchilla comforter? Didn't you promise me one years ago?
Every day, a cow wishes it was a cat.
@12 I was not implying that eating dog is a custom that makes a culture inferior, I am neutral on that subject, in fact in certain cicumstances it makes perfect sense. I don't desire to eat it myself but have no problem with other people doing so. The people I am referring to are those who are so poor they actually cannot afford chicken, beef or pork. The highlands of Peru will not support large animal husbandry, other than the llama, which is indigeonous and not raised as meat. When poorer people do manage to raise a pig they often have to sell it to buy necessities or pay rent.
I also clearly stated that eating guinea pig was long-established, these and dogs are the only known domestic food animals of this region. The first civilizations of the Western Hemisphere all lacked the large domesticated animals which provide us with animal-based protein. There were no cows, chickens or domesticted pigs. Meat-consumption was limited to the elite. That said, wide-spread cat eating in Peru is a fairly new phenomenon. The domesticated cat is not native to this hemisphere and no one I know of who has traveled in Peru and Ecuador has ever previously mentioned a widespread cat-based cuisine.
Tails? There ain't no meat on a cat's tail.
But the cats were fried with wind power...
Can I have my catburger with grilled cheese buns filled with pit-bull bacon?
Every time you masturbate, God eats a kittenburger!
Can we nuke them now?
@16 - I'm already envisioning those Chic-Fil-A cows parachuting in with new signs that say "EAT MOR KAT"
@20 - Man, after seeing all these Pitbull attack stories, I'm thinking that mabye someone here will start a "Festival of the Boiled Pitbull" here. Sounds like a great solution to me. More Protien, Less Mauling.
Inkweary: rare is the Latin American who considers a cat a pet. I've lived in and traveled the region extensively, and while you'll find an occasional cat lover, they're few and far between. The vast majority of folks in the region regard cats as nearly equal to the vermin they hunt. They're seen as a necessary evil to keep the vermin population under control, and that's it.
In fact, it's hard to find cat food for sale in Latin America (outside of big cities, that is), because it's generally believed that if you feed a cat it will get lazy and stop hunting.
In light of that, it's rather surprising that the scrawny beasts can provide enough meat to support a cat-eating festival in Peru.
whatevs. i'd eat a cat. probably have... i've eaten some weird stuff that i wasn't so sure was traditional meat.
They should consider the fact that cats keep vermin like rats to a minimum. If they decimate cat populations they could see a rise in diseases and loss of food grains.
Wow. Peru has so much going for it.
Right, and I'm sure those "animal rights activists" have no problem eating "food animals". If you're going to be offended by people eating an animal, you've got to be offended by people eating ANY animals.
I can haz catburger now?
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