Those Aussies have a very sensible approach to pest control. If it’s alive, you can eat it. This is true even if the pests are feral cats:
Australians have come up with a novel solution to the millions of feral cats roaming the outback – eat them.
The felines are the descendants of domestic pets and kill millions of small native animals each year.
A recent Alice Springs contest featured wild cat casserole. The meat is said to taste like a cross between rabbit and, perhaps inevitably, chicken.
But wildlife campaigners have expressed their dismay that Australia’s wild cat now finds itself on the nation’s menus.
It seems a pretty good solution to me. They already eat kangaroos and I don’t see this as too big a leap. They’re wild animals after all and not domesticated.
It’s not all good news though:
This outback cuisine does come with a health warning.
Scientists have said that those eating wild cats could be exposed to harmful bacteria and toxins.
Ach – bacteria and toxins. Not much different than heading down to your local McDonalds then