Do you eat your own National Symbol like we Australians do?

@VKXY62 (1606)
Australia
November 17, 2006 9:12am CST
Hi, the Kangaroo and Emu are on the Austrlaian coat of arms. Are there any other nations where the animal representative is often invited over for dinner?
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• United States
9 Feb 07
LOL... NO! Last time I heard, killing or even possesing the carcass of a Bald Eagle was punishable by a $10,000 fine and some time in jail. Nope, I ain't ate no USA National symbol.
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@VKXY62 (1606)
• Australia
10 Feb 07
Grin, well, I guess if we keep going the way we are, exporting the meat overseas as well, some short time in the future, we may also have Kangas on the endangered list and get fined for eating them, but for now, YUM.
@sshazie (253)
• Singapore
23 Mar 07
rybd u make me laugh :)
@DonBasyo (215)
• Philippines
23 Mar 07
It is strictly prohibitted by law in the Philippines to eat the Largest Monkey-Eating Eagle in the world... so we don't eat it. We eat alot of mangoes though... It is oour national fruit... And since you brought it up... I miss Kangaroo meat and Kiwi fruits... How I wish I could return back to australia for another vacation and maybe this time I could visit the outback and queensland
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@VKXY62 (1606)
• Australia
24 Mar 07
It is true that endangered creatures must not be exploited, Kangaroos in some places are in plague proportions, causing many vehicle accidents when they land in the middle of the road, I hit one years ago at about 50 miles and hour, it bounced of to the side, but the front of the car was wrecked and the bonnet was covering the windscreen, I had to wind the window down and stick my head out to see where I was going and try to stay on the road. A friend of mine also hit one that came through the windscreen onto the passenger seat, it was very angry and my friend couldn't stop quick enough to get out. I love mango and kiwi fruit also. Well, you certainly have one on me there DonBasyo, I have never visited another country, I would dearly love to do this before I am not able to.
@sshazie (253)
• Singapore
23 Mar 07
no i dun have the chance to consume tigers and lions. i dun think i will ever wanna. heard that one of the effects of eating tiger meat is that your body will feel like its burning up. However have tried kangaroo meat and ostrich meat. nice but only have it when i go back to aust to visit my frens
@VKXY62 (1606)
• Australia
23 Mar 07
Oooh, tigers and lions, I wonder what is in tiger flesh that causes this reaction. I have eaten Ostrich also, and found it to be OK.