The Latest Fashionable Dish For Meat Eaters: Squirrel

This is literally a stomach churning story. The Guardian talks up the newest trend – eating grey squirrels:

The ultimate ethical meal: a grey squirrel

It tastes sweet, like a cross between lamb and duck. And it’s selling as fast as butchers can get it

Caroline Davies
Sunday May 11, 2008
The Observer

It’s low in fat, low in food miles and completely free range. In fact, some claim that Sciurus carolinensis – the grey squirrel – is about as ethical a dish as it is possible to serve on a dinner plate.

The grey squirrel, the American cousin of Britain’s endangered red variety, is flying off the shelves faster than hunters can shoot them, with game butchers struggling to keep up with demand. ‘We put it on the shelf and it sells. It can be a dozen squirrels a day – and they all go,’ said David Simpson, the director of Kingsley Village shopping centre in Fraddon, Cornwall, whose game counter began selling grey squirrel meat two months ago.

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I know that the grey squirrel is a pest, but this is disgusting and sickening.

4 thoughts on “The Latest Fashionable Dish For Meat Eaters: Squirrel

  • 11th May 2008 at 4:55 pm
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    Squirrel is delish!!!

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  • 12th May 2008 at 11:26 am
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    Anything to serve the greedy human monster, how disgusting!

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  • 14th May 2008 at 10:53 am
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    At lest it is better than the practice of laying poison to kill pests.

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  • 19th May 2008 at 12:38 pm
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    Aren’t animals on this planet for our use? What is so wrong with eating pests instead of killing them for no purpose?

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