Oct 18, 2008

Weird: The Festival of Eating Cats in Peru Angers Animal Rights Groups

Mother cat protecting the baby kittenThe Gastronomical Festival of the Cat which was celebrated in Cañete near Lima, Peru, was highly criticized by animal rights groups because of people eating cat burgers, fried cat tails, cat legs, and many more.

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The people in Cañete strongly believed that eating cats can cure bronchial diseases. And feline cats are said to be aphrodisiac. The festival usually takes place at the end of September, on the Day of Santa Ifigenia.

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A statement from a PETA spokesperson relates that, "If Peruvians really eat poor old Moggy because they think his meat cures bronchitis, that’s about as bizarre as it gets, although remember that Asians eat monkey bits thinking that will cure their impotence and even Europeans butcher poor old Bessie the cow or Henny Penny the hen, because they see them as nothing more than a bit of nourishment. Having toured slaughterhouses for dogs in Taiwan, horses in Texas, and chickens and cows in Europe, PETA’s staff says the last thing we need to do is add yet another poor animal to the list of those being frightened and slaughtered for a taste."


Weird: The Festival of Eating Cats in Peru Angers Animal Rights Groups

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