Cat: It's What's For Dinner At Peru Food Festival
That'll Teach Him For Peeing In The Closet
It may be a dog-eat-dog world, but at one festival in Peru they prefer a different type of cuddly cuisine. La Festival Gastronomico del Gato has only one thing on the menu: kittens.
The festival, held in the South American country's capital of Lima every September, celebrates Santa Efigenia and commemorates the legend that early settlers of the area were forced to survive by eating cats.
Dozens of felines are bred specifically for the event and then prepared in various Peruvian recipes, including in stews and rice dishes.
Though some Peruvians believe cat meat is an aphrodisiac, most agree with Americans that they're better as pets than on palettes, and that cows, chickens and rabbits should be served up instead.
Unfortunately, the festival is over. So anyone looking to get a juicy cat burger will have to wait until next year.