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Animal Articles - Apr. 24, 2009

Posted April 24, 2009 12:01 AM by SavvyExacta

This week - a random collection of interesting stories and sites.

Do animals need passports at U.S borders?

Toads introduced to destroy beetles; ants introduced to destroy toads.

Pig Brother - Big Brother spin-off?

Roadkill recipes (is this for real?) - I guess on Earth Week we should reuse?

Some people feel more warm and fuzzy about reptiles than cats and dogs.

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04/24/2009 2:18 AM

That's a nice collection of stuff, though the recipe in the last link is a bit iffy !

Roadkill dinner isn't unheard of in the UK. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has a great TV series called River Cottage. It's gone very commercial, but his aim was always more one of education than anything else. He's not averse to a bit of roadkill, and is very into 'hands on' food production, seeing those cute piggies all the way to the stun gun/whatever. The bit I like is the emphasis on animal welfare and killing the thing in the most human way possible. Here's an interesting perspective.

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04/24/2009 7:25 AM

The roadkill thing was just for fun, to see if anyone was actually reading these. :)

The squirrel story you posted was funny! We tried to grow corn in the garden a few years ago. First the squirrels ate the small ears that began to grow on it. Then they mowed down the whole stalks!

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04/24/2009 1:39 PM

The roadkill thing was just for fun

I wish you'd said that before I got a load of speeding tickets - it's amazing how fast cats can run when they want !

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04/24/2009 4:23 AM

Those damn animals always ignoring the custom officials!

Roadkill recipes? i thought Macdonald got their burgers that way

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04/25/2009 11:56 AM

I think I saw a Dead Duck on the roadside the other day...couldn't stop as there was someone up my chuff....
It would have made a nice meal, just slice off the breast meat, don't even need to pluck it that way.
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