[Sca-cooks] To cat or not to cat

Daniel Myers dmyers at medievalcookery.com
Thu Aug 2 09:54:43 PDT 2012

Butchering and eating animals usually considered to be pets is illegal
in some parts of the US (e.g. New York), and in some places just
possessing the meat (presumably with intent) is a violation of the law
(e.g. California).

While I haven't found any regulations for the state of Colorado yet,
it's worth noting that the USDA does not oversee or inspect butchers or
processors for meats outside of the usual variety, so there would be no
way to know if purchased cat meat would actually be safe to eat.

That being said, I believe mountain lion meat is legal to eat in

- Doc

> -------- Original Message --------
> From: Deborah Hammons <mistressaldyth at gmail.com>
> Date: Thu, August 02, 2012 12:32 pm
> On our kingdom e list, a mostly fringe type person asked about the cat
> recipe in de Nola.  It seems after a private conversation she actually
> wants to cook a cat.  And use "period" garlic.  And do a paper on de Nola.
> She asked me if I knew a source for food grade cat.  She had already
> contacted the Colorado dept of Agriculture for a source.  They laughed.
> Any thoughts?  I suggested she try rabbit..
> Aldyth
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