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My Little Pony Burgers, Made of Ponys

A food truck in Breda, Netherlands, is called Keuken van het Ongewenst Dier. That translates to Unwanted Animal Kitchen in English. They serve dishes made of animals that would have been disposed of anyway. The point is to use instead of lose, to stop wasting a potential food source. The menu might make you squirm.    

The truck boasts a one-of-a-kind menu highlighting the “wild flavor” of animals otherwise doomed to die, like old horses, pigeons, canal crayfish, and parakeets. Twice a year, it hosts a five-course “Big Pest Dinner” that might feature coot or some rats. Goose croquettes and something called Bambi Balls were also early favorites, but the big-ticket item has always been the $18 My Little Pony burger, seen up at top-left with its pink-ribbon pony flag.

That they named the burger after the cartoon is almost as perverse as the thought of eating pony when one's culture does not do that. Then you think about how, um, elderly the animals are. The real kicker is that the main source for pony meat is a chain of amusement parks. Read more about the Unwanted Animal Kitchen at Grubstreet. -Thanks, John Farrier!

(Image credit: Keuken van het Ongewenst Dier/Facebook)


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