Saturday, July 21, 2007

Ah HA! See? I predicted this!

Remember the floodwaters sending millions of mice into Chinese towns?

Well lookee here:

The Information Times, a newspaper based in Guangzhou, the provincial capital of Guangdong, reported that trucks from Hunan had been seen delivering crates of black market mice by night to an illegal wild animal market in Guangzhou.

Mouse is turning up on restaurant menus in nearby cities, the paper reported.

The reports have alarmed health officials. Guangzhou's wild animal market is illegal for a reason: Scientists are convinced that SARS, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, first broke out in humans in Guangdong, among people who had eaten wild civet cat.

Since then, cooking and eating wild animals such as field mice has not been allowed.

Anyone think we'd better be checking Chinese food products for mystery meat any time soon?


Anonymous said...

General Tso's kitten?

ellroon said...

In finding out who General Tso was, I found this:

So if his kitty is an amazing military personage... Meow!