Rat: It's what's for dinner at some Chinese restaurants
In China, one man's plague is another man's delicacy. We reported last week that 2 billion rats displaced by flooding in central China are being blamed for the widespread destruction of crops and farmland.
Now, local media report, vendors are making the most of the situation by shipping live rats to restaurants in other parts of the country.
A rat merchant tells China News Service that business is good because people in Guangzhou people are rich and like to eat exotic things, according to Reuters.
The British wire service says he's "referring to the capital of Guangdong province, where people are reputed to eat anything that moves."
The rodents are fetching about 36 cents a pound from wholesalers, according to the story. Once they make it to the menu, they're identified as "heavenly dragon meat." (The government denies these reports.)
Güncelleme Tarihi: 16 Temmuz 2007, 17:28