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Would You Eat a Rat?

Today marks the beginning of the Year of the Rat. Although most Westerners would never dream of eating rat, it is actually a delicacy in many places, and surprisingly rat consumption is on the rise, especially in places where the bird flu was rampant and another source of protein was needed. Personally, I'd give the little rodents a try; call me crazy but the recipe for rat steamed with lemon leaves actually sounds appetizing and that picture above doesn't look too shabby either. Rat-atouille anyone?


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skilledatlife4 skilledatlife4 9 years
NO WAY NO WAY NO WAY NO WAY NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
amybdk amybdk 9 years
depends if it was was farm raised or city sewer raised
aoitenshi aoitenshi 9 years
Living in Southeast Asia, I've tried a bunch of weird stuff - fried beatles, hardboiled snake egg, fried and sauteed field frogs, etc. However, I don't think I will ever try rats, turtles, and dogs. It just seems super wrong to me. :/
fashion4ward fashion4ward 9 years
EWWW! I think I'm gonna puke!!! I thought only cats did that...
ExCape ExCape 9 years
No way !:disgusting:
vanilla19 vanilla19 9 years
I couldn't eat rats just because they're so dirty and crawl around in gross places. This is the same reason I don't eat pork.
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
Sorry, not my thing. You know, a funny thing... I just realized that I actually saw a rat at a nearby plaza yesterday and it's pretty rare in my part of the world to see rats! What a coincidence that it should be on the start of the Year of the Rat!
Advah Advah 9 years
My breakfast's back! I might still be too grossed out by the scene in Polanski's 'Pirates' where they force the two guys to eat a boiled rat. Yuk.
Kate-Marie Kate-Marie 9 years
That's nasty!!
designergirl designergirl 9 years
Why not? Meat is meat.
sophia_HL sophia_HL 9 years
I just saw a show on discovery health about a couple from Arizona that contracted bubonic plague from fleas that live on rats. The doctor said they contracted it while hiking... so I'd say no to rat.
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
Soniabonya Soniabonya 9 years
It's like eating Fido. . . or Remy! It sounds so digusting. . . but i would try it. As long as I didn't know it was rat. Just don't tell me. Just don't tell me. My Hungarian family cooked one of their pet rabbits for dinner, and we didn't know it until we asked where the rabbit went. They said "you're eating him." My sister went vegetarian after that.
Nitrobezene Nitrobezene 9 years
Cut me a slice of rat! I'll try it.
MsMO MsMO 9 years
I could never look at my daughters pet rat in the eyes again
misslarue misslarue 9 years
No way.
emalove emalove 9 years
I'm a pretty adventurous eater, but this is just disgusting!
clareberrys clareberrys 9 years
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 9 years
I don't even want to see a rat, let alone eat one.
GrapeBubbleGum GrapeBubbleGum 9 years
I'll try anything once! I've eaten things that I think are a lot weirder/grosser than eating rat, so why not?
Schaianne Schaianne 9 years
Why not? I've had squirrel before - just a rat with a bushy tail, haha. I've eaten (and enjoyed) cow tongue, cow stomach (Don't know how to spell it but it was pronounced "Mau - gah"), octopus, sushi, eel, .... oh lots of things.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
no no no no no no no no no. there is NO way that you would get me to eat that
brittanyk brittanyk 9 years
I would try if I didn't know what it was, I think. Other than that, no thanks.
Babychloe Babychloe 9 years
Definitely not. I'm getting nauseous just thinking about it.
davisdavis davisdavis 9 years
Sure. Chickens are pretty gross, too, if you think about it. Why not? stylish chic, so do chickens, pigs, quail, and ducks!
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