The Swiss were the lovers of “exotic” cuisine – dishes from cats and dogs
Earlier this week, a group of Swiss animal advocates gave to the Parliament a petition, signed by thousands of residents of this country. The document contains only one requirement – to prohibit the use in food of meat of cats and dogs.
The petition, which was prepared by activists of the charity organization SOS Chats Noiraigue, which protects the rights of animals, contains the shocking facts…
Four-legged defenders claim that hundreds of thousands of residents prosperous and very conservative Switzerland regularly eat cats and dogs.
“Almost 3% of people in our country are lovers of food from Pets”, – told reporters gathered at the Parliament building this country Tomi Tomek (Tomek Tomi), founder and President of the Association SOS Chats Noiraigue.
If her calculations are correct, it turns out that the lovers of roast and sausages from the most faithful friends of man are almost a quarter of a million Swiss (the population of this country is 8.1 million).
Tomek also said that the culinary preferences of the Swiss, the fans of “exotic dishes” are divided geographically.
For example, residents of the Canton of Appenzell (Appenzell) more like sausage meat dogs, and in areas adjacent to the cities of Luzern (Lucerne) and Bern (Bern), often cooked roast cats.
Carcasses Swiss Murok Barsik and cook according to the recipe, usually used for roast of rabbit with wine and garlic.
Currently in the Swiss law, neither administrative nor criminal liability for eating dog and cat meat.
Tomi Tomek determined to change the situation: she and her co-workers in SOS Chats Noiraigue has experience of such fighting – in 2013, they have collected 16,000 signatures for another petition, which demanded to prohibit the sale of the cat pelts.
As a result, the Parliament has considered this petition and really adopted the corresponding law – the skins of cats in Switzerland now not sold.