[Rant] Penguins are not to be eaten.

by FallenCloud
originally published at 05:19PM on Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Let me commence my rant.

First off, I am not a vegetarian. I am not against people who are – my cousin is one.

However, I refuse to eat non-commercial animals, such as deer or rabbits.

And when I go to the movies, what do I see in one of the commercials but an advertisment for a show where some guy travels the world looking for odd foods?

No problem with this. Until they get to the part when he visits an island – in Galapagos, I believe – with penguins on it.

And guess what? He’s trying to catch one of the penguins to eat it. Actually, it might have been the penguins’ eggs. Either way, it made me so boiling mad I couldn’t help but rant.

You do not eat wild animals unless the situation is desperate. If you’re doing a TV show on it, you’re not desperate.

Thus concludes my rant.




  • from Kermitgorf:

    id have to be mighty desparete to eat a penguin.. or a polar bear.. even deer and rabbit for that matter.
    Chicken meat Rules.

  • from Vertically Challenged:

    It’s ‘Bizarre Foods with David Zimmerman’. It’s on the Travel Channel. AND PENGUINS ARE NOT MEANT TO BE EATEN ! They are supposed to be adored

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  • from xxcatiexcatxx:

    WTF ?!
    I AM a vegi, and i LOVE penguins.
    that is just…sick. :8

  • from ♠Ana Cristina♥:

    I think she meant Andrew Zimmern. There’s also another show on that channel, “No Reservations” by Anthony Bourdain. It’s a similar show, but more centered on travel than just food. Well, he has an episode that sounds like that one. I personally don’t agree with eating animals of any kind, but I understand that people eat differently all over the world. I can’t really question people in Alaska for eating penguin because I know people in India would question me for eating beef.
    Ok my rant is over. :p