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Why is rat meat such a big scandal?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Roparadise, May 3, 2013.

  1. Roparadise

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    From the research I've done into rat meat, its perfectly safe to consume as long as its cooked well enough and in proper conditions but that applies to all other kinds of meat. So what is the big problem other then fraud?

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/rat-meat-sold-lamb-latest-132039664.html

    http://www.newvision.co.ug/D/9/38/422540
     
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    May be he is planning to start a new Rat meat store :rolleyes:
     
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    thinking outside the box :)
     
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    Rat meat is fine, assuming it is prepared with standards and regulations that protect the health of the consumer.

    The issue is that they're catching rats that could have the plague for all anyone knows.

    It's no different than a cow drinking water contaminated with it's own sewage.

    Rat meat in itself is fine, but they're filthy animals that piss as they walk. I forget the name of the disease they carry, but it's nasty stuff. Rat meat is really not safe to consume, (unless it's raised in a rat farm under controlled circumstances) because just like any other animal that carries disease, you could be infected with something really bad. Let me put it this way, would you eat a rat that carries the HIV virus, if cooked enough? (hypothetically, HIV is a human virus...)

    Not to mention, if I'm paying for lamb... science dammit, I want f_cking lamb. I eaten a rat, and I've had lamb... there is a big difference.
     
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    I couldn't find any laws so far on selling rat meat in the united states if all the sanitary conditions and health inspections are passed. But no one here would eat it due to it being too taboo.
     
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    I do the same :( am i filthy person?
    :p
     
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  9. Furious George

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    If the sanitary conditions and health inspections are passed, and the price is rat, I'll chow down.
    If it made monetary sense to raise and harvest rats, I'm sure you'd have rat tacos for sale at taco bell.
     
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    Leptospirosis is transmitted by the urine of an infected animal and is contagious as long as it is still moist. Although rats, mice, and moles are important primary hosts, a wide range of other mammals including dogs, deer, rabbits, hedgehogs, cows, sheep, raccoons, opossums, skunks, and certain marine mammals are able to carry and transmit the disease as secondary hosts.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leptospirosis
     
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    Well you have to think temperature.... Some meats can be cooked to rare and be safe to eat, others like poultry and pork must reach a higher internal temp to kill parasites and bacteria found in the meat. Some can be eaten raw... ie: sushi, beef tar-tar.

    The main reason you are not supposed to eat rare burgers is because the grinder may have been used to grind pork for sausage or other meats like turkey and can be cross contaminated.

    If someone passes off a pork steak as lamb and it is cooked med rare... Well might be some issues with the eaters bowel movements and such.

    Everything on this planet is edible, whether it walks, swims, slithers, or crawls. Just cook that shit long enough and have at it. Throw on a little tobasco sauce and chase it with a cold beer and your good.

    You can cook and eat anything you want... Just don't go trying to sell it without the proper inspections and stuff.
     
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    Thought its someones user name on bhw and scamming "rat meat"
     
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    haha :)
     
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    Yeah, that's what I'm saying. It's nasty, nasty stuff.

    It's like when my wife give me a hard time about glue traps... I'm all "well, would you rather get sick from their piss?"
     
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    This just made me wonder

    Pigs eat their own shit. You don't have pork?
     
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    That's a little different. I'm not a vet, but it comes down to health standards and how they're raised. Rats off the street are not monitored, controlled, tested, etc... Plus, hogs in the wild are not known for wiping out entire populations through their urine trail.

    You could eat your own feces if you managed to avoid the ecoli and other killer bacteria in your colon.
     
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    Glue traps are nasty to use, I wouldn't wanna be stuck in one.

    The quick and painless rat trap with some peanut butter does the trick, and the quick death is better then a slow and painful one.
     
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    This thread qualifies for the "Roparadise Weirdest Crap" 2013 awards.
     
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    I finish them off with the shovel... I find they're the most effective. I know it's inhumane, but we're talking about the safety of my family. I don't take any chances. And not to sound completley heartless, I found some really nice repellant I've used over the years that smells absolutely terrible, but it's cheaper than the traps and is 100% effective. It disturbs their nasal passages to the point where they never come any where near it. I haven't had to use a trap in years.
     
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