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UK Supermarket Chain Really Is Selling Squirrel Meat

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Budgens, a British grocery chain, has been criticized by animal rights group Viva for selling grey squirrel meat.

But Budgens says demand for squirrel has been high, because it is high in protein and low in fat.

Viva founder Juliet Gellatley said, "If this store is attempting to stand out from the crowd by selling squirrel, the only message they are giving out is that they are happy to have the blood of a beautiful wild animal on their hands for the sake of a few quid."

Okay, let's hold it right there. Squirrels are not "beautiful" nor are they particularly wild, as anyone who has been to a city park or playground surely knows. I will concede that squirrels are, however, animals.

In any case, I'm not entirely sure what the fuss is about. With rotisserie bald eagle off the menu in most countries, panda steaks extremely hard to come by, and silverback gorilla ribs all but gone from my local supermarket, what are people supposed to eat these days?
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TAGS:  MEAT, BUDGENS, SQUIRREL, MMMMM    SOURCE:   Telegraph (UK)

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