According to crowbusters.com, the 40s, 50s, and 60s were the "Golden Era" of crow hunting. But then Federal protection appeared, and the crow population began to grow... and grow. As a result, crows aren't endangered any more. And so, says the crows busters team:
I believe we are entering the second "Golden Era" of crow hunting. Hunters are finding out that there is no other type of varmint hunting that involves so many hunting skills. Camouflage, blinds, calling, decoy placement and wing shooting all need to come together for a successful crow shoot. And best of all, crows are everywhere! With the exception of a few isolated spots, at least a few crows can be found almost anywhere you hunt.
What to do with the crows once you've shot 'em? Eat 'em, of course!
The price of chicken is soaring in Iran. So much so, that an Iranian police chief, Esmail Ahmadi Moghaddam, has issued a statement urging television stations to not broadcast images of people eating chicken, for fear that the sight of such gustatory delight will cause poor people unable to afford chicken to rise up in revolt. He says, "Certain people witnessing this class gap between the rich and the poor might grab a knife and think they will get their share from the wealthy." [chicagotribune.com]
First the chick-fil-a protests, and now this. Seems like this is the year for the politicization of the chicken.
The Globe and Mail has a review of The Feasting Room, a small Toronto restaurant whose motto is "eat the whole animal!" The chef picks a different animal each week and creates a six-course tasting menu from its parts... all its parts. Some of the dishes from pig week included: pig's skin served with a bowl of creamy apple sauce, sweet-pea soup with ribbons of crunchy-chewy pig's ears, pig's spleen layered over pork belly and sage leaves and rolled into a pinwheel, pig's trotter stuffed with pork shoulder, and for dessert pistachio and pig's blood Nanaimo bars.
Shown in the picture is a dish from chicken week: chickens feet with strawberry maple glaze.
There's a site for every fetish, and if your fetish happens to be watching people swallow live goldfish, then check out goldfishswallowing.com. From their site intro:
Welcome to GoldfishSwallowing.com
Our website offers hundreds of videos of beautiful girls and tight men swallowing whole, live goldfish, tetras, bettas, sharks, and other aquatic creatures. Other small items, like diamond rings, wedding bands, sockets, and pretty much anything else that can fit down a throat, can also be seen within our pages. With the largest swallowing archive anywhere on the Internet, you will definitely find what you're looking for, and we are certain you're going to love it!
Millions of people around the world enjoy Goldfish Swallowing, enough so that the swallowing of live creatures actually has its own scientific name (vorephilia). The resources dedicated to this passion are few and far between, and the ones that exist are somewhat sketchy. Goldfish Swallowing, the website, is a common, safe place for people to come together, talk about the activity, and watch videos of others gulping down live fish.
Their sample videos all are safe for work (unless, maybe, you work in an aquarium). Which is to say, that although the site may superficially resemble a porn site, that doesn't seem to be the case -- i.e. no nudity. It's just good-old, wholesome fish swallowing.
Paul Di Filippo
Paul has been paid to put weird ideas into fictional form for over thirty years, in his career as a noted science fiction writer. He has recently begun blogging on many curious topics with three fellow writers at The Inferior 4+1.
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