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Brit tweeters sink their teeth into BBC rat meat investigation


Tweeters across the pond are throwing their British humor into overdrive on the heels of a BBC hidden-camera report exposing a black market trade in illegal meats at London’s Ridley Market — including rats!

LOL hold tight the hipsters in East London eating rat & illegal meat. Gwan with your hipster meat meals.

— QUENCY DIRTBOX (@ILLAMAN) September 17, 2012

@tomfoolery1 God I love my cane rat.. Rare please, with a side of new potatoes.

— SallyR (@Rowlierowlie) September 17, 2012


Of course not everyone saw it that way….

Lol ppl disgusted at rat 'bush meat' yet eat chicken (reptilian birds) and cow foot smh.

— iDesignedMyself (@_Made) September 17, 2012

Rat meat in Dalston story a bit overdone. Cane Rats are size of small deer and delicacy. Probably taste like Guinea Pig – delicious roasted

— Matt Kelly (@mk1969) September 17, 2012

YES! Nothing wrong at all with sinking your teeth into a a delicious hunk of disease-infested cane rat! Tastes like chicken, just with a bit more bubonic plague.

Some even saw potential benefits to the new trade.

RT @yojam_es Hopefully Ridley roads many rat meat retailers will deter yuppies from moving any further up Kingsland road

— shoreditch (@hoxbot) September 17, 2012

Alas, even that slight hope was soon redacted once the author realized that hipsters will eat just about anything if you add arugula and raise the price.

RT @ben_bt @psmith Cue organic cane rat and smokies pop up restaurant on Kingsland Road within the week

— shoreditch (@hoxbot) September 17, 2012

Vichyssoise avec Rat? Angel Hair Pasta with Rat Pesto? The culinary possibilities for innovation are endless. It’s definitely sustainable, and we’re sure Jamie Oliver will find a way to turn it into a nutritious school lunch soon. Pass the Ratatouille!

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/09/17/brit-tweeters-sink-their-teeth-into-bbc-rat-meat-investigation/

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