I said, basically, that I don't trust Wikipedia as a source of information. I don't. That's neither right nor wrong, it just is.
Maybe you think that articles in which anybody can claim anything, and which other people can change the text without facts or figures to back them up, are valid reference sources. If so, go to it. But please don't dignify such references as legitimate research.
I then said that if we do accept the article as written it indicates that cats are not commonly eaten, even in the small geographic areas it cites.
So you now quasi-cite other sources and articles. They may have more factual information. And they may indicate that eating cats is more common than we generally think. But it doesn't make me wrong within context of my post.
That aside, we still have to look at the words "commonly eaten." Any contention between us is based on the definition of "common" and "commonly eaten." There are just shy of 7-billion people in the world. How many of them, do you reckon, have ever eaten cat? How many of those who have have eaten it more than once?
I stand by what I said. Cat is not a commonly eaten food. And the fact that when it comes up it becomes a newsworthy story just supports that. If it's so common in Tuscany (as the Wikipedia article indicated), how come the TV guy there got canned for talking about it?
Hey, KYH does Alligator count in your carnivore list or does it need to be a mammal too?
I guess that technically they are carnivores, but I was thinking mammals---and pure carnivores, at that. I would guess that scavengers pretty much taste like what they eat.
Not that it matters, to me, cuz I don't understand what the shouting is all about with alligator. Every time I've tried it (which has been several times and places from Florida to Texas) it tasted muddy and fishy to me. Not my first choice, that's for sure.
Cobra? I don't imagine it tastes much different than rattlesnake. If so, I can't see it as a burger, because it's a dry, white meat, with no fat to speak of. Makes a great a la' king, though.