Let Them Eat Camel

This was news to me: Australia has one of the largest wild camel populations in the world. There are so many camels there, that they're becoming an environmental problem. Therefore, scientists are urging Australians to control the camel population by eating more camel.

According to Wikipedia, "camel meat tastes like coarse beef, but older camels can prove to be tough and less flavorful."

I'd try camel meat, but I've never seen it on sale in the States. Link: Daily Mail
     Posted By: Alex - Mon Dec 22, 2008
     Category: Food

Ha ha! Racism is fun!

On the other hand, I have eaten rabbit, and deer (which stinks like nobody's business in the kitchen). I have also eaten beaver. Cue the jokes.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 12/22/08 at 08:30 AM
Is it just me or does every animal introduced into Australia at some point become "an environmental problem". I'm not saying this isn't the case but it seems like every feral animal that is introduced to Australia threatens to take over the continent. Cats, pigs, toads, foxes now camels. I swear if you genetically put a pouch on that camel Australia would: a) embrace the majestic marsupial camel and ignores its carnage on their pristine wildlife and b) well, that would just be really cool to give a camel a pouch.
Posted by Pablo on 12/22/08 at 09:22 AM
Chickens all the way baby! Everyone should eat as much chicken as they can stuff in. Seriously.
Why? Chickens have paid my bills for over 20 years now.
All Hail The Mighty Chicken!
Posted by AGFH on 12/22/08 at 09:49 AM
I grew up in Northern Ohio, where the Catholic Church determined during the Great Depression that muskrat = fish for Lent. I remember my Grandpa giving us a big packet of frozen muskrat one time (a friend had trapped them), and there it sat, getting freezer burn, for years....
Posted by BikerPuppy on 12/22/08 at 11:33 AM
Coon, 'possum, buffalo, snake, sparrow, camel, deer, cat, dog, goat, sheep, squid, octopus, sea urchins; but can't say I liked them all.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/22/08 at 12:24 PM
Hey Patty,
Perhaps you need to familiarize yourself with the food chain.
Posted by Matt in Florida on 12/22/08 at 12:32 PM
it clearly shows we eat camel
Posted by Matt in Florida on 12/22/08 at 12:33 PM
Hoboy. I just saw that monkeys are on the food chain.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 12/22/08 at 01:27 PM
Webbed feet, duck bill and a beaver tail...yep! That's a platypus.

Depending on how it's cooked, most people couldn't tell what the hell type of meat they're eating. I say give the cows a break, pass the camel...I'll take a bite.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 12/22/08 at 09:30 PM
genk78 - Not all of us eat nutria. Most of us don't really eat them but they are hunted because they cause damage to our coast by eating the plants that give support to the coastline. Plus there pelts are worth money.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 12/23/08 at 08:52 AM
genk78 - you can say what you want about Louisiana, you won't offend me.

My family (not immediate) is the same way...in fact they don't even have to shoot it. They're happy if they run over it. I may be wrong but I just don't think it is the majority opinion.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 12/23/08 at 12:31 PM
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