Warning: Some images may be considered disturbing to some.
1. Raccoon – China and US
Oh man! Not these cute little bandits!
2. Rabbit – Russia
via Gadgets Blog
Common staple in Russian families.
3. Iguana – Various Parts of the world
In some countries, iguanas are actually considered a pest.
4. Dog – China
Many of us may have heard of this. Especially the infamous Yulin Dog Meat Festval held annually in Guangxi, China.
5. Lamb Pancreas – Europe
Known as “sweetbread’ although it’s not bread and most likely isn’t sweet either.
6. Horse – Europe and Japan
via The Horse Fund
Not as rare as you think. You can get this in Japan, but many of us still can’t bring ourselves to try this one.
7. Duck Embryo – South East Asia
More commonly known as ‘balut’. The embryo is half formed so you could actually taste the feather and bones of the creature.
8. Fruit bat – South East Asia
via Flying Classroom
Said to be beneficial to one’s health.
9. Zebra – Hunters
Consume by hunters who hunt the animal down.
This is just so weird.
11. Squirrels – USA
Most commonly hunted. But they are so cute!
12. Goat Fetus – India
via Missing Regretsy
Although it is not a common dish in India, ‘Kutti pi’ is an Anglo-Indian delicacy.
13. Starfish – China
Grilled and served on a stick.
14. Guinea Pigs – Andes Region
These adorable household pets are considered a delicacy.
15. Cats – China
They didn’t just stop at dogs.
Well, the Earth is definitely a place filled with all sorts of people. It’s saddening to see how people treat the animals we love this way. I’m pretty grossed out by now. But we may be booing at what we deem as unethical behaviour, but who knows? Someone else may be booing at us for eating chicken and carrots. This does not mean I would eat those animals mentioned above. Can’t, I just can’t.