Thrill of the Hunt...

... what began as an innocent attempting to prepare a meal of "wild game" for his home-ec class may end in tears.... check it...

"However, according to Geauga Humane Officer Sarah Westman, the boy purchased a rabbit and guinea pig from a pet store, killed them at some point, and brought them into the class, where they were cooked and eaten."

... the lad had been scheduled to go a-hunting, you know... but, had been unlucky... so, he just dropped by the local pet store...

... this is an interesting dilemma... I hunt, and regularly take wild game home to the kitchen... still, shopping for meat at a pet store takes a bit of the thrill out of the hunt... part of me, however, says that a rabbit is still just a rabbit... the question remains, though... when is it (if ever) acceptable for a "pet" to be on the menu?.. after all, I once named a calf... petted it, fed it, and enjoyed it's company... but, I enjoyed the sirloins too....

... rabbits are good eatin', by the way.... not sure about guinea pig though...

by Eric on January 26, 2005 | Bullshit (9) | Psycho Rants
Bullshit So Far

Guinea pigs are awful. They're stringy & taste like cat.

Bullshitted by Harvey on January 26, 2005 10:22 AM

Apparently they are good eatin' in Peru. Long story made short: I used to work in a fast food joint where the janitor was an elderly Peruvian gentleman who was kind of weird... example: He'd shaved off his eyebrows and drawn them in with a wide-tip brown magic marker. Anyway, he used to tell us all about guinea pig stew and roasts and such, full recipes, while we were slingin' burgers and fries.
He eventually was fired for stealing ketchup packets... no piker he, he "borrowed" the forklift and took an entire pallet full of ketchup packet boxes TWO BLOCKS down the street to his rented room. He was amazed the boss took umbrage. Go figger, huh?

Bullshitted by LeeAnn on January 26, 2005 01:46 PM

My grandfather used to raise rabbits. They were "domesticated" (for lack of a better word) and were being raised for one sole purpose. Dinner. They were quite good. Wild rabbit is a little tough, but domesticated rabbit...yum. :)

Bullshitted by Martyr73 on January 26, 2005 03:12 PM

Rabbit is very good. Guinea pig, I don't know, but I'll take Harvey's word for it. Eating pets can be hard. A friend of mine raises calves every year for the beef. The first year he messed up and let his kids give them pet names like Buffy and Jody, so it was hard to butcher his kids pets. So from then on he named them Freezer Project One and Freezer Project Two to keep everything in perspective.

Bullshitted by Dash on January 26, 2005 06:49 PM

I dated a guy whose family owned a cattle farm. They named all their cows. They'd be sitting at the table and say, "So Ma, who're we eatin' tonight?" No big deal to them. They named one of their cows Mac, as in McDonalds.

Bullshitted by Boudicca on January 26, 2005 08:23 PM

Give the kid an "A" for showing some damn initiative!

Bullshitted by zonker on January 26, 2005 11:21 PM

A rodent is a rodent, is a rodent. And include the pesky squirrels!

Bullshitted by Indigo on January 26, 2005 11:31 PM

Wabbit? That is twuly gwoss.

Bullshitted by Jim - PRS on January 26, 2005 11:49 PM

They (guinea pigs) are also a staple food in Ecuador. Apparently, they make a nice chowder with potatoes and corn...

Bullshitted by uruloki on January 27, 2005 11:46 AM