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Eating Skippy: Why Australia Has a Problem With Kangaroo Meat

Offbeat  (tags: Food, Australia, kangaroo meat, alternative, beef, pork )

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Australians have an ingrained reluctance to eat their national emblem, but a number of chefs are now championing kangaroo meat as a delicious - and environmentally friendly alternative to beef and pork.

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Deb E (63)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 11:58 pm
That would be like the U.S. eating the Eagle ... is anything safe from the almighty dollar?

Kerrie G (116)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 4:30 am
Noted, thanks.

Christeen A (370)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 5:27 am
I have a problem with this also.

Past Member (0)
Monday July 1, 2013, 5:21 am
I've never understood this debate. What, exactly, is the objective difference between eating a kangaroo, deer, dog, cat, eagle (except eagles are protected, of course) and a pig, cow, chicken, lamb or roadkill?
I said objective! No comments, please, from the subjective, emotional veggie/no-kill/how could you eat a pet?

Glenda L (0)
Monday July 1, 2013, 5:34 am
I'd rather "challenge my gastronomic prejudices "by eating more vegies and less meat thank you.

Past Member (0)
Monday July 1, 2013, 6:00 am
No Animal should be eaten. Kangaroos are beautiful animals, all animals are beautiful. About time people stop eating animals and go Vegan, the animals would be real happy!

John De Avalon (36)
Monday July 1, 2013, 8:49 am
Something else to be exploited, brutalized and killed for $$$.

All life is one. Stop killing!

John De Avalon (36)
Monday July 1, 2013, 8:50 am
Vegan for life. Vegan for love.

. (0)
Monday July 1, 2013, 10:10 am
Yes, I too have a problem eating national symbols...Years ago I was in South Dakota, and ate in a place that sold buffalo burgers. I was just shocked.

Past Member (0)
Monday July 1, 2013, 11:17 am
Allan, I worked on a buffalo (technically *bison* ~ the only buffalo is a water buffalo) ranch for many years. Don't ever bother trying bison meat; it's dry, tasteless, and nearly inedible. Very healthy, tho, no fat, high iron, and very high protein.
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