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10 Apr 2017, 10:05 pm

Now offered at Walmart.No extra charge for the meat.While this is still an organic product,it is no longer considered vegan.Bon appetite.
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/dead-bat-sa ... g-mix-cdc/


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11 Apr 2017, 3:51 am

"Can't find the page link".

I reckon I'll give the product a miss, however.

Even if I wasn't vegetarian...


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11 Apr 2017, 3:52 am

If you think of it as just a flying rat it doesn't seem as bad. Wait....



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11 Apr 2017, 10:19 am

envirozentinel wrote:
"Can't find the page link".

I reckon I'll give the product a miss, however.

Even if I wasn't vegetarian...

Some folks bought a pack of the organic spring mix salad and found a decomposed bat in it AFTER they had eaten some of it. 8O 8O Now there is a recall because of possible rabies.I doubt anyone actually is in danger from it,but just gross.How did a rotten bat get in the spring mix??
Years ago a severed finger was found in a can of green beans,no one ever figured out where it came from.
Maybe a good idea to rummage thru the salad before consuming it.


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11 Apr 2017, 10:25 am

That's really bad! We need to be careful what we are buying and check everything with a fine tooth comb!

It's the gross factor. Bats would make rather nice pets but I wouldn't want a dead one in my kitchen...

You mean no-one ever claimed a missing finger as theirs? Just "covered it up." 8O :mrgreen:

Thanks for telling me what the "bat salad" entailed since the link didn't work.


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11 Apr 2017, 10:25 am

EzraS wrote:
If you think of it as just a flying rat it doesn't seem as bad. Wait....

lol I can see how a rat or mouse might get into food products,I bet it happens regularly and we don't even know.Especially if they get ground up in the hamburger.But a bat??
Makes me so happy that I have a little garden with fresh greens in the ground and the bats are all up in the sky like they should be.Not in the salad bowl with croutons and ranch.
I bet those people develop a salad phobia after this.And a fat wallet after the lawsuit.Bet Walmart has already cut the check and mailed it.


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11 Apr 2017, 10:33 am

envirozentinel wrote:
That's really bad! We need to be careful what we are buying and check everything with a fine tooth comb!

It's the gross factor. Bats would make rather nice pets but I wouldn't want a dead one in my kitchen...

You mean no-one ever claimed a missing finger as theirs? Just "covered it up." 8O :mrgreen:

Thanks for telling me what the "bat salad" entailed since the link didn't work.

You're welcome.
I'm guessing the finger came from a farm worker,maybe they were afraid to seek medical help if they were a migrant.
I'm going to dump any greens I buy in the future into a bowl and check before consuming.I rarely go to Walmart,but when I did,that was the salad mix I bought.Glad my garden is popping right now.
Another good reason to grow your own food if you can.The worst that can happen is you accidentally eat a bug.


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11 Apr 2017, 11:28 am

I am an omnivore and have no objection in principle to meat in salads.

This does look a bit... gamey, though.

Also, if this was a free range bat, the chance that it's carrying rabies is a consideration. Consuming bat tartar would be a an uncontrolled experiment in zoonotic viral infection that I would not choose to participate in.


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11 Apr 2017, 7:31 pm

I bought salad mix earlier on, albeit it was at Safeway. I'm hoping whoever packaged mine wasn't a part of the same supply chain.


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12 Apr 2017, 1:25 am

I wish I hadn't read the details. My mom makes me eat that type of salad and I have enough trouble choking it down as is.



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12 Apr 2017, 2:42 am

While we're talking bats, a YouTube channel which might be enjoyable fo those who like or are curious about bats,
https://www.youtube.com/user/megpiefaerie01/featured

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I like bats. I'm a flying fox carer and rescuer. I do a lot of bat videos.
I have 4 cockatiels who also feature in my videos, including Duffy the dwarf with the wonky legs and Taxi the pearl cockatiel who had 2 broken legs who is also a bit wonky.
I'm eclectic and I record what interests me at the time.


A couple videos for a sample.
https://youtu.be/TEr6NOd-Euk
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Published on Nov 27, 2016
I have a lapful of baby batties.
Pretzel, Blue Ranger, Miss Megabytie and Lucky Lucy.
They're Grey-Headed Flying-Foxes aged about 6 weeks old.
They will be released when they're about 5 months old.


https://youtu.be/hHJPwmYS-kU
Quote:
Baby bat doesn't want to go to bed
Published on Oct 20, 2015
Young "Octopus" is an orphan Grey-Headed Flying-Fox who was more interested in escaping and climbing and scratching and flapping than going to bed.


Oh, have one more,
https://youtu.be/BErUdRMSd-U
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Cute baby flying-fox (bat) has a bath
Published on Feb 27, 2014
Tapsalteerie, a grey-headed flying-fox pup has a bath.
He's about 8 weeks old here and just learning to feed himself and explore his environment.


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