Adorable photo, am I right? It’s from the Guinea Pig Festival in Peru, where the locals make intricate little costumes and parade the critters around all cute-like for a fashion show. Which is where the slideshow is all fine and good. But as you click through, you will reach the images where they are cooking the fuckers and serving them up! “Around 65 million guinea pigs are eaten in Peru every year” says one photo caption.
Look, I’m not here to judge what animals one chooses to eat, I’m sure there’s a few branches on my family tree that have a recipe for squirrel stew that’ll curl your toes with its deliciousness. But I’m betting they did not dress up said squirrel in a miniature Minnie Pearl outfit and parade it around town before chucking it into the stew pot. But maybe it’s just some cultural insensitivity on my part. I am nothing if not ignorant. Anyway! The image of the guinea pig street meat is after the jump, for those of you with sensitive stomachs or an attachment to a pet from your childhood.
[via Beware of the Blog]