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Old 12-27-2011, 12:02 PM   #251
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OMG, I'm sorry ma'am, you'll have to "assume the position" while I pat you down for tools of cruelty or inhumane foods. Against the wall now, don't make me call the PETA police.



PS: Is it true what I hear about minks being much like bunnies in one regard?
Assume the position? Pat me down? Don't get me excited. It could be fatal for my heart at my age.
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:06 PM   #252
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Assume the position? Pat me down? Don't get me excited. It could be fatal for my heart at my age.
Wait a second; they never say that on "Cops"!
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:15 PM   #253
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I presume mink is something nobody wants to see on their plate.
You got that right. As a general rule, I don't want to see any carnivores on my plate.
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:22 PM   #254
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PS: Is it true what I hear about minks being much like bunnies in one regard?
Yes. And when it comes time, it is very controlled. Every mink is assigned a number. The ones with a blonde coat are mated with other blonde coats. Then it is recorded in a book. And only with females that have in the past produced large litters. The whole process is very scientific. Once their litters start to get smaller, their days are numbered. Or if the male that has been mated with a large producing female, his days are numbered also. They are fed ground up chicken meat. They hire mostly females to handle the minks. They are more gentle with them. If they bite you, they don't want the hide damaged. And minks are vicious animals. You have to wear heavy, very thick gloves. The most dangerous time is when the time comes to separate the babies from the mother. They withhold food for one day. When it comes time to go into the cage to get the babies, the feeding truck goes ahead of you. They place the food at the back of the cage so the mother is out of the way, and you have to be fast and reach in and take the babies out while she is eating. If it is a large litter, you better be faster.
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:30 PM   #255
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Yes.
Thanks, that was interesting. I raised Rabbits for food once and there was never a problem with the rabbits attacking me. I gave that up because here in Florida, when the rabbits have a litter of babies, the smell and squeaking of the babies draws snakes like you wouldn't believe. Tons of them! Some of them pretty darn big and venomous. I had enough one year when a water moccasin tapped me on the leg and when I looked over, it was standing up where its head was at my waist level and within inches of me. Rabbit ain't *that* good!
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:36 PM   #256
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You got that right. As a general rule, I don't want to see any carnivores on my plate.
Once the pelt is removed, there just ain't enough meat on them critters. They are sold to a pig farmer who grinds them up and mixes it with their regular food.
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:41 PM   #257
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Once the pelt is removed, there just ain't enough meat on them critters. They are sold to a pig farmer who grinds them up and mixes it with their regular food.
Another example of how pigs will eat anything they can get down their throat. My neighbor had a potbellied pig that ate an entire box of mothballs once. The vet told him "That ends any idea of ever eating the meat of this pig!"
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This has become absolutely stomach churning. Can we get back to the regular gross stuff that people don't want to find on their plates.
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:52 PM   #259
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Beats. Just smelling them makes me gag. Not sure why, but I have not liked them ever in my life.
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:36 PM   #260
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Smoked eel makes me gag. I know people who like it, I did try it once, and it was so not something I wanted to eat ever again. I think I already mentioned lutefisk...
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