TIME BBC reporters armed with hidden cameras have discovered large quantities of cane rat meat being sold on the streets of east London. The video shows butchers at Ridley Road Market hide stacks of rat meat in their shops and reveal them only when approached by customers hungry for “bushmeat” — wild, often endangered game. A cane rat, which looks like a giant opossum, weighs nearly 15 pounds and has a hairless, 10-inch-long tail. Though savored as a delicacy in West Africa, cane rat meat is considered illegal and unsanitary in the United Kingdom.
Fucking Europe, when will you ever learn? Remember that time in the 1300’s when you fucked around with rats and started up the black plague? Remember that? What happened next? That’s right, 60% of the entire population of your continent was wiped out. It took 150 years for the population of Europe to recover.
Now do you see why health officials might be a little wary of those giant, juiced up rats that you are sneaking into the country from West Africa?
Look at that picture above again, that sick bastard Andrew Zimmern cannot wait to eat that cane rat, and when he’s about to eat what is considered a delicacy in your country you’ve got a big problem.
When I started this blog, I assumed that I would write a little about rats living in NYC, but not so much about eating them: