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Squirrels and large frogs were on the menu at a Phuket restaurant

Phuket Restaurant Menu Included Squirrel, Big Frog But No Elephant

Friday, January 20, 2012
PHUKET: Care for a little squirrel or some protected giant Asian river frog? No? Nor did police who raided a central Phuket restaurant last night.

In a refrigerator they found the carcasses of 23 squirrels - probably some of those chirpy characters who have disappeared from Phuket City hillsides recently - and a quantity of protected giant Asian river frogs, which are not native to Phuket.

The 14 frogs weighed in at 27 kilos.

The owner of the Mum Muang Lung restaurant, close to the intersection of Vichitsongkram Road and the Baan Kathu Baan Samkong Road, was asked by police to answer some questions.

Sumat Donya, 39, is likely to face more serious charges after police from Kathu Station in Patong went to the restaurant about 5pm last night in response to a tip-off.

Despite reports recently that the genitals of elephants were being taken by poachers in other parts of Thailand to sell to diners on Phuket, only squirrels and frogs were found after police raided the restaurant.

If you are what you eat, then Khun Sumat probably wishes he could hop away and climb a tree to hide.


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Was squirrel on the menu? Did you have a chance to see the menu?
Or was it being served as a substitute for chicken or? Scary.
Another reason to Gin Jay! (eat vegetarian).

Posted by PETA LOVER on January 21, 2012 00:16


i would like to know this as well good question. was it on the menu or passed off as other meat.

Posted by poppops on January 21, 2012 09:26


The French serve frogs, gypsies have been eating sguirrel,etc, many countries including Thailand have served many types of animals etc,nothing new... as long as it is on the Menu and described correctly, and not sold as something else. i can't see the problem..

Posted by johndev on January 22, 2012 08:39

Editor Comment:

Eat whatever you want, johndev, and inevitably, some species will be chewed to extinction. Not a problem, if you are the only species not being eaten. Try thinking between mouthfuls.

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