Ambiguous delicacies. Different countries, different views

This post is not about the terrible food type different insects and shrimp. But about that meal, which in many countries, not just afraid to eat would not have had the moral strength to encroach on these, I may say, the products.

Roast guinea pig

Many people adore their pets. But others see no difference between a juicy chicken and guinea pig. In South America, pig eat since 1960. Basically it ate indigenous people of the Andes, and now pig served in some restaurants of Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador. Statistics says that every year the inhabitants eat more VJ 65 million guinea pigs. And here in North America or Europe, people such food is shocking.

Tender veal

This is the norm for us, but in the UK it is prohibited since 1990. It is believed that this crime - eat barely born animals. But in France, valued for meat calf tender and soft meat offal. In the 1980s. American public was outraged to learn that the calves carry in confined spaces without giving them free range to fatten zhirok. Since then, the consumption of veal has fallen sharply. American Association said it will contribute to a fall in demand for veal.


Horse meat is eaten in many countries. And here in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia have bans on the use of horse meat. But in Belgium and the Netherlands, it is a special treat. In Scandinavia, horse sausage - a frequent delicacy in people's homes. The Japanese in general can eat raw horse meat. Ironically, intolerance to eating horsemeat Canadian residents very successfully export all products in Japan.

Foie gras

Livers of ducks or geese in Mild Sauce has a long history of cooking. To the dish was tasty birds forcibly fed from a special funnel. And, if so do not feed, then the liver will not be tasty and real French chefs meticulously winced spouts: "Curiosities!". While in other countries, so the birds are not bullied, but in the end the taste of foie gras is not very different.

Dish of whale

Organizations PETA and Greenpeace are trying to fight against the poaching of whales. Whales disappear as a species, but they are still caught. Whale meat - the only source of high-quality energy for Alaska and Greenland, and that's just what they consume whale very economical mode. The Japanese also exterminate whales, making of their meat and sashimi karaydzh.


Dolphins also eat Japanese, while other Japanese persist in trying to prove the connection type of people. Many residents do not even try it even once, since hunting for animals is prohibited. As a result, trapping conducted poaching methods, and then smuggled dolphins move in restaurants. And the dishes are sold under the cover. For their own. On the island of Honshu, however, a variety of restaurants that sell dolphin meat. Quite legally.

Cat meat

Yes, cats. Even I can not write about this, but we must say. In Southern China (in the provinces of Guangdong and Guangxi), and in Peru, in the provinces of Chincha Alta and Huari, meat-eating cats occurs often. In 2006, in Shenzhen city closed the restaurant «Fangji Cat Meatball», since the mass protests began. In 2010, the government was forced to adopt a law that people who eat the meat of cats and dogs can go to jail. And in Peru continue to feed the cats.

Dog meat

In South Korea, dog meat is consumed all year round. Here prepare bosintang (dog meat with vegetables), Gaegogi Muchim (fresh meat). Breed Nureongi bred specifically for slaughter because of the soft meat. But most of the residents did not eat dogs because he loves them and keeps house.


Many people believe that eating shark is no worse than eating fish. Shark fish is. But somehow creepy or something. Shark fin soup cooked in China and Taiwan. However, here is immoral longer cooking sharks, and their method of capture. They cut off the fins and throw them back into the water, where they become the victims of other predators. In 2011, Gordon Ramsay has created a film called "Shark Bait", which was shown to the whole point of cruel fishing.


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