China arrests after rat, mink and fox sold as mutton

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  1. Daredevil

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    More than 900 people have been arrested in China for selling fake or tainted meat in the last three months, state media say.

    Officials say they uncovered almost 400 such cases and seized more than 20,000 tonnes of fake meat.

    In one case, the suspects made fake mutton from foxes, mink and rats after adding chemicals, state media said.

    The report is the latest in a series of cases highlighting food safety issues in China, as Martin Patience reports.

    BBC News - China arrests after rat, mink and fox sold as mutton
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    It doesn't matter much to them ... they eat everything from ant to elephant. :lol:
     
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    Let's keep the culture-bashing to a minimum, shall we?
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    This is a sad phenomenon. With food prices rising, many vendors and restaurants resort to ingredient substitution in order to keep from raising prices on stingy consumers. Symptomatic of underlying economic and regulatory issues.
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    How much is the difference in price of those meats per kg? :hmm:
     
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    Pretty high, actually. Rat meat is not commonly consumed in China, but rats, ferrets, and other small mammals are commonly farmed for their fur and cheap leather (e.g. a large chunk of the leather that goes into a luxury car's dashboard might come from such sources, since people usually don't notice as the leather has a hard plastic insert behind it anyhow).

    Ergo, there's a large surplus of meat from these animals.
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    So people are able to distinguish the meat types while eating? I mean how did these guys were arrested.
     
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    Maybe by the help of those indian who raped those rats。
     
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    Cut it out dude.
     

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