I don’t even have to tell you that Peta has their NUTS IN A BOW over the The Cat Eating Festival which takes place in La Quebrada, Peru. This festival happens every September to celebrate Santa Efigenio.
You can argue the cultural acceptability of eating cats and meat of any kind till the veal comes home, but Justine Hankins of THE GUARDIAN writes:
Perhaps the most unaskable question is whether cats are worth eating. I haven’t eaten the meat of any animal for more than 20 years, but if I was to fall off the wagon, I don’t think it would be leg of cat that I’d have a hankering for. Cats have, of course, been eaten in this country, but only in instances of extreme poverty or culinary fraud – cats are easy to come by and, in a pie, who’d notice? Even if they weren’t valued as companions by so many people, I don’t think they’d be the chef’s favourite cut. So I think we can safely put the Peruvian cat eating festival down to one of those odd things that people far away do. Unless, of course, the credit crunch turns really bad and there’s nothing left in the larder but the cat.
Visit the site of the festival HERE.
And let the comments about “eating pussy” begin!