bad news for robins

@jb78000 (15178)
December 23, 2009 7:42am CST
huge numbers of songbirds including robins have decided to escape the cold by wintering in cyprus. this is not necessarily a good idea as hundreds of thousands of them are trapped illegally and served up as a delicacy in restaurants. if you are from cyprus what is your opinion on this and would you ever eat them? if you are not are there any animals eaten (legally or illegally) in your country that you would definitely not touch? in my case (if i ate meat, which i don't) i'd be avoiding the endangered fish species and somehow i don't think i could bring myself to eat rabbits. and here's the link on the unfortunate fate for robins: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/dec/23/robins-cyprus-christmas-slaughter
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@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
24 Dec 09
I wouldn't eat anything illegal, endangered, disgusting, still moving...
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@jb78000 (15178)
24 Dec 09
that covers quite a lot
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
23 Dec 09
Hello, Judith. That's awful, but of course, if we go by the nursery rhymes, we've eaten songbirds in England in the past - think of Sing a Song of Sixpence! I can't see the attraction, personally. Here in Spain, they like to eat small fish, which are all bones, and very difficult to eat, which rather overrides the delicacy of the flavour. I'd think it would be the same with small birds. And despite my threats on the Cliff discussion, I couldn't eat rabbit either. When I was a teenager, my aunt served up rabbit stew, which was delicious. I thought it was chicken, but when my aunt told me the truth my stomach rejected the lot! They do a rabbit and snail paella here as well and, although paella is my favourite meal, I just can't face the thought of that one.
@jb78000 (15178)
23 Dec 09
hiya, i thought of blackbirds baked in a pie too when i started this - yes songbirds used to be a delicacy here too. i think nightingales were a favourite...