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Eating Bamboo Rats in China

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The bamboo rat, the size of a small dog, was traditionally treated as a farm pest until it started gaining popularity as a local delicacy in China.

Two farmers, known as the Chinese Farm Brothers, have become an internet sensation by vlogging their day-to-day life on a bamboo rat breeding farm in Jiangxi Province. The comical reasons that they used to justify cooking their bamboo rats have garnered 8 million followers on Weibo. Since going viral, the pair have been receiving orders for their bamboo rats from all over the country.

While this may not help the Chinese’s reputation for eating weird things, rearing and eating bamboo rats may be a more eco-friendly option compared to cows and pigs.


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