valerie wrote: A lady out of North Korea said they were starving at one point and her
mother would catch mice and make mice soup. It doesn't sound very
appetizing but it kept them alive.
Indian officials tell poor people to start eating rats: 'The beauty is we have billions of them'
Indians living in one of the country's poorest state have been told to eat rats.
The rodents are already consumed by an impoverished caste in Bihar called the Musahars or 'rat-eaters' - but most people find the idea distasteful.
Now state officials are asking hotels and restaurants to devise interesting ways of poaching, roasting or stewing the meat.
'Once people accept it as just another meat like chicken or mutton, it will become popular
India has about eight rats per person. If rat meat sells for 50 rupees a kilo and each rat weighs a kilo - field rats are fat and heavy - then a poor family can make 150 rupees a day by catching just three rats.