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posted on Feb, 1 2020 @ 06:29 PM
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What the hell is the big buzz about eating bats today? The virus link is false.

I see memes on facebook and apparently they are all over twitter about not eating the cute bats...
They are mice and or rats with wings....
I dont want eat one but if I'm hungry enough just watch me.

Guinea pigs are eaten in some countries.
Cats and dogs ate eaten in others...

Oh the monsters!!!

Thats how people from India feel about us eating cows.... Monsters!!!!

Just get over it already...




posted on Feb, 1 2020 @ 06:35 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Yup agree.
The problem is that most Americans really don't know what poverty is.
Real poverty is literally starving. In the US many poor people are obese beyond belief.
It's easy to make fun of people eating bats, or mice or whatever, when you have never really
been starving.

In real poverty, when people are in that frame of mind (starvation) they will
either eat weird things or die.

I have been very lucky to not experience it, but my parents have, and my in laws too.



posted on Feb, 1 2020 @ 06:36 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

These animals, along with others,are not meant to be
food,they are unclean.



posted on Feb, 1 2020 @ 06:37 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

I looked up some pictures and it doesn't look like a poverty type of food just something exotic.



posted on Feb, 1 2020 @ 06:39 PM
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originally posted by: mamabeth
a reply to: Bluntone22

These animals, along with others,are not meant to be
food,they are unclean.



Not that I would disagree with you but I get the impression this has more to do with them being cute than unclean.



posted on Feb, 1 2020 @ 06:39 PM
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a reply to: mamabeth


These animals, along with others,are not meant to be
food,they are unclean.


Which others, and unclean insofar as what?



posted on Feb, 1 2020 @ 06:42 PM
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a reply to: Liquesence

I think he means they carry diseases..

Rodents..
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posted on Feb, 1 2020 @ 06:43 PM
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What if you are what you eat, and bats are made into bat-snip soup ?



posted on Feb, 1 2020 @ 06:54 PM
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originally posted by: mamabeth
a reply to: Bluntone22

These animals, along with others,are not meant to be
food,they are unclean.

In who's eyes? People will eat what ever to live from dirt to insects. They don't have the luxury of being picky. Do you think that starving Jews during Ww2 in Poland ghettos didn't eat a few rats?



posted on Feb, 1 2020 @ 07:02 PM
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originally posted by: mamabeth
a reply to: Bluntone22

These animals, along with others,are not meant to be
food,they are unclean.


What if I am not Jewish?
Why would I follow archaic laws handed to Moses, a Moses I don’t follow and rules for tribes I don’t belong to
You are like a Pharisee



posted on Feb, 1 2020 @ 07:05 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Ozzy Osbourne eats bats and still rocking. I ate guinea pigs many times, washed down with some country style wine, delicious and good for you.

Chinese people had been eating weird stuff for centuries and nothing happened.



posted on Feb, 1 2020 @ 07:07 PM
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a reply to: mamabeth

Actually no they are not, unless they are diseased.

Take for instance rodents. Only when they are living with and around humans do they become something you can't eat. Also if you were to taste one and not know what it is, you would likely be OK with the flavor. I've eaten a few on survival trips and they taste a lot like squirrels which are not only tasty, but are rodents.

Your disgust directed at them is due to you being preprogrammed by where you live and the culture you were raised in.

Look at pork which was frowned upon for even religious reasons. Not because it's not perfectly good food, but due to it carrying a parasite, which is no longer an issue today. Trichinosis would be so rare now in farm raised pork, you could probably eat it raw without worry.

There is no such thing as "unclean" animals.



posted on Feb, 1 2020 @ 07:18 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

The “snakes from the market” narrative is BS too.

The CYA stories are almost laughable. Almost. Because the stories are rooted in truth but the fear mongering is what they want to push.

It is fully rooted in.”fear of the other”. And for that reason alone you all should think that it was engineered.

“Ignore the man behind the curtain!”

Think for yourself, question all authority!




posted on Feb, 1 2020 @ 07:21 PM
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a reply to: Blaine91555

That's kind of what I was getting at, on why they are "unclean," if it's a religious thing or not.

All cultures have their own meats and delicacies. I ate horse in Japan. In China, they are not adverse to eating dog.

I have eaten squirrel and rabbit, both rodents, and most *all* animals can carry some sort of disease.

Interesting enough, the last time I made chili using ground pork, the pork smells, literally, like # (and I get it from a good butcher). Thinking back, even raw pork chops smells like feces, yet we as a culture eat it.

To each culture its own...
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posted on Feb, 1 2020 @ 07:50 PM
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a reply to: Liquesence


Interesting enough, the last time I made chili using ground pork, the pork smells, literally, like # (and I get it from a good butcher).


I’ve had this problem with both pork and beef but mostly pork. It’s like it smells like a barnyard with stinky hay and excrements. Not sure why that is but it happens periodically. Was really bad when I was pregnant.



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posted on Feb, 1 2020 @ 07:56 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

In my opinion bats aren’t that cute.. but then again I don’t find snakes cute,like some do.

I say go ahead and eat as many bats as you want ( especially in some places)... but for the love of all things good in cooking meat.. make your bat gravy from scratch ! 😏😉



posted on Feb, 1 2020 @ 07:56 PM
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a reply to: Sheye

I do not eat a lot of pork, at all. Maybe a few times a year, and moderately. With the chili, I just wanted to mix things up. I have never had beef smell like that except once, and I threw it out without cooking it—because I have never had beef that smelled like it had ground ass mixed with it.

As far as bats, maybe fruit bats, otherwise where's the meat?!



posted on Feb, 1 2020 @ 07:57 PM
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a reply to: Sheye



In my opinion bats aren’t that cute..


Bats resemble cute little kittens...



posted on Feb, 1 2020 @ 08:00 PM
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originally posted by: Liquesence
a reply to: Sheye

I do not eat a lot of pork, at all. Maybe a few times a year, and moderately. With the chili, I just wanted to mix things up. I have never had beef smell like that except once, and I threw it out without cooking it—because I have never had beef that smelled like it had ground ass mixed with it.

As far as bats, maybe fruit bats, otherwise where's the meat?!



oh.. I’m talking about the smell as it’s cooking.. not before!
I’d throw out any meat that smelled bad before cooking.
The barnyard smell is something I noticed especially when pregnant when meat was cooking and periodically after that.



posted on Feb, 1 2020 @ 08:02 PM
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a reply to: Sheye

I know the smell you mean.
When cooking a pork roast there is a faint barnyard smell.



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