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Guest Author: Animals I Won’t Eat

Zervas writes:

Today my lady friend is making me dinner. She wants to use Italian sausage in the spaghetti but I don’t eat pork. Sometimes it’s hard being Kosher, especially when it has nothing to do with faith but rather an arbitrary decision. Still, I subscribe to the line item veto theory of bible interpretation. If you can decide to ignore the “don’t eat blah blah blah” part of the bible I should be able to covet or even make a graven image or two. This got me thinking about other animals I won’t eat.
The list is surprisingly short.

<h3>Animals I don't eat:</h3>

<ol>
    <li><a href="http://www.rotten.com/library/death/cannibalism/">Human*</a></li>
    <li><a href="http://www.hedweb.com/animimag/manateeb.jpg">Mermaid**</a></li>
    <li><a href="http://www.wspa-usa.org/pages/506_sep_03_another_dead_dolphin_washes_ashore_in_peru.cfm">Dolphin***</a></li>
    <li><a href="http://www.rhymer.net/New%20Folder/dog.htm">Dog</a></li>
    <li><a href="http://www.france-hybrides.com/PHOTO1.gif">Pig</a></li>
    <li><a href="http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/health/153130_bushmeat19.html">Rat </a></li>
    <li><a href="http://www.nearctica.com/family/eatnat/animals/edove.htm">Pigeon </a></li>
    <li><a href="http://members.tripod.com/thailand2003_1/ranongnightmarket12.jpg">Insect/Grub</a></li>
    <li><a href="http://www.susanscott.net/OceanWatch1996/sep23-96.html">Shell Fish****</a></li>
    <li><a href="http://www.straightdope.com/columns/010309.html">Monkey</a></li>
</ol>

*Unless I come to/wake up from a weird black out to discover I already murdered somebody; then cannibalism wouldn’t seem so taboo.

**Consuming mermaid flesh is known to cause undesirable results.

***Seriously though, I’d try it once.

****Unless its lobster and you’re buying.