How would like your rat, sir?

It has to be said, that although I haven’t tried these things myself, I’ve read and seen quite a bit about different animals being eaten in other parts of the world.
Being a fan of Bolivia, I’ve heard a lot about cuy, or guinea pigs, even though I never saw them offered for sale during my time there.
I also vividly remember Michael Palin on this 80 days trip travelling through China and eating snake.
But today an article caught my eye, that I just had to write about: eating rats.
It’s the sort of thing that I normally associate with starvation – eating rats as a last resort.  The siege of Stalingrad comes to mind.
So why is a popular tourist destination like Thailand suddenly serving up so many of the things?  The article doesn’t really offer much of an answer to that question – but there must be one.  How else could someone sell 100kg of rat meat in one day?  Come to think of it, that must be a large pile of rats to start off with.
They may say that it tastes better than chicken, but at the moment I’d rather not find out.

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