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March 02, 2011
Eating Chimp Meat - 9

Chimpanzee meat may soon be closing in on bangers and mash, mushy peas, black pudding and kidney pie in the competition for Great Britain’s favorite food.

According to the United Kingdom’s Mail newspaper, this discovery was made late last week by “trading standards officials” that discovered the highly endangered primate illegally for sale in several restaurants and market stalls throughout Britain. Chimp meat, which retails for about £20 (roughly $32) a kilogram, along with antelope, porcupine, monkey and elephant are just some of the many illegal wildlife meats, known as bushmeat, found for sale across much of Europe. 

It is now estimated that the global illegal trade of bushmeat is a £2.5 billion ($4.7 billion) a year industry and one that the forests of Africa – where the meat is poached – can’t support forever.

Call me an ugly American but they had some pretty good beef in Great Britain last time I was there. Why would anyone choose chimp over a good steak - especially when the chimp costs twice as much? How good can chimp meat be? It looks to me as if it’d be pretty tough.

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from MazPower wrote 3 years 21 weeks ago

When I realized this post was for real I kinda threw up in my mouth a little.

I don't understand novelty food, I've had chickens feet and baloot and they're both gross. Why eat crap when we've put so much effort into raising, breeding and engineering cattle? Mmmmmmmm steak.

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from X2DKkiller wrote 3 years 21 weeks ago

Crying over dead carp and eating monkey meat. Something aint right with these people.

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from The Captain wrote 3 years 21 weeks ago

Once I unknowingly ate a chimp steak... tastes kind of like a cross between California Condor and panda bear :)

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from bass bomber wrote 3 years 21 weeks ago

Yeah it would be a little creepy eating a chimp.

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from Johnnie wrote 3 years 21 weeks ago

Yep Gayne, It looks to me too as if it’d be pretty tough meat to eat.

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from pineywoods wrote 3 years 21 weeks ago

To paraphrase the late Jerry Clower, "Them thangs is too much like people."

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from icthruu wrote 3 years 21 weeks ago

Maybe they need to open chimp farms...

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from Orange Grove wrote 3 years 21 weeks ago

Some people are insane

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from DSMbirddog wrote 3 years 21 weeks ago

I wouldn't eat it either. As long as people keep buying these animal parts, for whatever use, the black market will prosper. It's sad though. This country is not immune to this sort of thing either.

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from Orange Grove wrote 3 years 21 weeks ago

Some people are insane

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from icthruu wrote 3 years 21 weeks ago

Maybe they need to open chimp farms...

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from pineywoods wrote 3 years 21 weeks ago

To paraphrase the late Jerry Clower, "Them thangs is too much like people."

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from Johnnie wrote 3 years 21 weeks ago

Yep Gayne, It looks to me too as if it’d be pretty tough meat to eat.

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from The Captain wrote 3 years 21 weeks ago

Once I unknowingly ate a chimp steak... tastes kind of like a cross between California Condor and panda bear :)

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from DSMbirddog wrote 3 years 21 weeks ago

I wouldn't eat it either. As long as people keep buying these animal parts, for whatever use, the black market will prosper. It's sad though. This country is not immune to this sort of thing either.

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from bass bomber wrote 3 years 21 weeks ago

Yeah it would be a little creepy eating a chimp.

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from X2DKkiller wrote 3 years 21 weeks ago

Crying over dead carp and eating monkey meat. Something aint right with these people.

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from MazPower wrote 3 years 21 weeks ago

When I realized this post was for real I kinda threw up in my mouth a little.

I don't understand novelty food, I've had chickens feet and baloot and they're both gross. Why eat crap when we've put so much effort into raising, breeding and engineering cattle? Mmmmmmmm steak.

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