Though it’s rather old news now, I just saw The Colbert Report's assessment of the horsemeat scandal in Europe. And it’s hilarious. In case you missed it, watch now:
My own husband asserts that he’d eat anything as long as it tasted good. The requirement is that I have to find proof that cockroaches, wasp larvae, bushmeat (read: other primates), dogs and other meats(?) that are objectionable to the delicate Anglo-American palate are actually good before he’ll taste any. That is, it’ll probably have to be served in a restaurant with a respectable health inspection score.
But I’m curious about the thoughts of other omnivores on this issue. Why rabbits but not most other rodents (farm-raised rodents, that is)? Why cows and sheep but not horses? And though we eat what seems to be most water-dwelling creatures, we draw the line at dolphins. I’m just curious as to where these seemingly-arbitrary lines were drawn, other than in the Bible, which included many dietary guidelines that were mostly meant to avoid poisoning, it seems.