A week ago there was a bit of a stir as someone spotted frozen, bagged raccoon at a local Asian supermarket in the area of Los Angeles. In typical ignorant fashion, their immediate response was to post a YouTube video (above) filled with incredulity and swearing. In response, the store’s management–despite insisting raccoon has been sold for a decade at their location–pulled the product from their shelves and is under investigation. The authorities have responded that raccoon is a perfectly legal product to be sold at grocers depending on how it’s sourced and the sourcing is currently under investigation.
So there. An ignoramus got a store in trouble and is having government money wasted to inspect something that’s probably fine just because it’s uncommon. Me? If I saw frozen raccoon I’d probably buy it and then figure out how to cook it. It’s how I learned to cook squid. Although it didn’t turn out well. At least I tried!
Source: L.A. Weekly
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