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lindashaw Donating Member (921 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:24 AM
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Be sure and don't eat fried cat!
Experts have already said the deadly SARS virus, which first emerged in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, was likely to have originated from a civet cat, a favourite delicacy for people in southern China.

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=da...
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Caution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:32 AM
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1. This is just all wrong
No, I'm not a vegetarian and yes i know it is hypopcritical to have no porblem eating a cow when the very thought of eating a cat makes me sick to my stomach as well as angry, but man there is just nothing right about cooking and eating a cat.
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LeahMira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:50 AM
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3. You are right... it is wrong!
Cats aren't kosher. They walk on paws and while they may chew hairballs, they don't chew their cud. Stay away from 'em!
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DemVet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:00 AM
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4. I basically agree, but....
...I've been to many different cultures and what is acceptable to us may be abominable to them. To each his own.
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AlienGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:23 PM
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10. Don't worry, it's not really a cat
Civets are more closely related to mongooses and weasels than to kitty-cats. So eat up! :-)

Tucker
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:34 AM
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2. Civet cats aren't house cats.
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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:04 AM
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5. It's a kind of mongoose...
From the link posted above by QC:
The civet cat is actually several species of the mongoose family (Family Viverridae) found in Africa and Asia. It's only distantly related to the feline cat. It has a catlike body but a longer tail, and a weasel-like face with grey or brown fur.

So you're free and clear for kitty-burgers :evilgrin: , but it's yet another reason to avoid mink!

:silly:
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gulliver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:15 PM
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15. Phew! For a minute I thought ...
... we would have to take house cats off the menu. It's the only thing the kids will eat.

;-)
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:26 AM
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WhoCountsTheVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:33 AM
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7. neither a racist nor a culturalist, just narrow-minded
Americans lecturing Asians on what they eat? The irony is just too much.
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Brian Sweat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:33 AM
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8. What about Cajuns?
They'll eat anything. I guarantee.

</Justin Wilson impersonation>
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bitchkitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:34 AM
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9. That's actually kind of
racist since it assumes that all Asians eat the same way.
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uptohere Donating Member (603 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:46 PM
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11. so you're going to tell people to starve due to your tastes ?
chow down on whatever you can find, just prepare it properly !

You would be surprized at what tastes good if you cook it well.

Given some of the stuff that other cultures eat (brains, kidneys, stomachs, tongues, gonads, intestines to name a few), some kind of cat would be a far more appetising choice.

To each his own. Including vegans (for my niece who has decided to forgo her share of steak etc for the benefit of my brother and I).
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synthia Donating Member (117 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:07 PM
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14. other cultures?
i take it you have never been to PA?
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uptohere Donating Member (603 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:20 PM
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16. I have and its got a number of cultures well represented
cultures are not limited by geography.
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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:25 PM
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18. Mmmmm....Scrapple!
:beer:
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HalfManHalfBiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:55 PM
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12. I draw the line at gonads.
I know some people in the Rocky Mountain region will throw down some nads, but I would sooner eat a rat.
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uptohere Donating Member (603 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:22 PM
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17. There are folks here in VA and WVA that fight over them
I'll take their word that its worth doing so, not my cup o tea but bon appetit to them ! Rat is not bad, best if in a stew.
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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:56 PM
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13. Because of the Similarities in our Genetic Codes...
when you eat meat, you're really eating like a cannibal. That's why the preparation of meat for consumption is critical to your well-being.
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7th_Sephiroth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:36 PM
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19. i have had Cojones after a bull fight
and they werent that bad in my opinion.
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