[Sca-cooks] Kangaroo meat (was Re: Vegetarian & Vegans)

Dragon dragon at crimson-dragon.com
Mon Jul 28 12:33:11 PDT 2008

Antonia Calvo wrote:
>Dragon wrote:
>>Antonia Calvo wrote:
>>>drakey at internode.on.net wrote:
>>>>  Shush!  Not too loud... If everybody finds out how kangaroo is not
>>>>only less environmentally damaging but also, SO damn tasty then
>>>>everybody's gonna want some and the price will go up...
>>>You mean some people over there _don't_ know?
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>>I am "over there" with respect to you who have ready access to kangaroo...
>>I know, I think it is fantastically delicious.
>>Ironically, there was a GIANT stink here in the U.S. back in the 
>>1980s when it was found out that fast food chain Jack in the Box 
>>had been mixing kangaroo meat with the beef in the burgers they 
>>served at their stores. It was being eaten by a lot of people quite 
>>unknowingly here for some time. I personally never saw the problem 
>>but it was treated like the restaurant had been feeding people rat 
>>poison or something.
>Actually, I don't think anything was ever found. It was just a rumour.
>I heard the same one about McDonalds around 1980.
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Well, all I can tell you is that Jack in the Box is head-quartered 
here in San Diego (where I live), they were in fact buying a lot of 
beef from Australia, and it was all over the news media at the time 
that kangaroo meat had been deliberately added to the burger patties.

That's all I really recall other than the fact that it was seen by a 
lot of people as an outrage.


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