If it moves we consider it a delicacy

Chinese ‘trucking’ live rats to southern restaurants – CNN.com

Live rats are being trucked from central China, suffering a plague of a reported 2 billion rodents displaced by a flooded lake, to the south to end up in restaurant dishes, Chinese media reported.

I recall something happening in Australia like this a few years back.

Rat vendors had been doing a roaring trade thanks to strong supply over the last two weeks, the China News Service quoted vendors as saying.

This is my favorite part:

“Recently there have been a lot of rats… Guangzhou people are rich and like to eat exotic things, so business is very good,” it quoted a vendor as saying, referring to the capital of Guangdong province, where people are reputed to eat anything that moves.

I’m not sure I’d like a reputation for eating anything that moves.

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