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06/26/2007 10:38 AM ID: 63253 Permalink   

Peru Celebrates Guinea Pig Festival


Peru is celebrating the second annual festival of the Cuy, or Guinea Pig, and the festivities include competitions for the best-dressed guinea pig, the biggest guinea pig, and the tastiest guinea pig.

The animals are sold fried, grilled or baked, and one seller, Teresa Figeroa, yells from her stand "Zero cholesterol! Protein for anemia!" A serve of guinea pig costs about US$7 at the festival.

One festival goer, Nicolas Campos Sanchez, munching down on some guinea pig said: "This isn't common. We're very proud of it."

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  AHH !!  
D-Vet <------ spins chair around to make sure Abner is safely in his cage !

  by: Discarded Vet   06/26/2007 12:10 PM     
  by: Valkyrie123     06/26/2007 02:44 PM     
How could anyone want to kill such a sweet creature?
  by: captainJane     06/26/2007 02:54 PM     
I'm actually from Peru, and even though this may seem not tasty or odd to some, Peruvian food is very good.
If your into seafood check out Peruvian food because its some of the best in the world. I'm hungry for some food lol...I'm happy though because I'm going to visit in December
  by: dresnoop00   06/26/2007 04:46 PM     
  I'm told  
They're raised as either livestock by hobby farmers, instead of say, rabbits or chcikens, or as a delicacy for posh food.
  by: Gogevandire   06/26/2007 04:52 PM     
  i love guinea pigs  
i eat carrots with them and if they promise to be my friend i give them a grape, thats like candy top them.
  by: tuesday green   06/26/2007 05:24 PM     
  I've wondered...  
how in the world someone could eat one, but then i think of all the other countries out there that eat other animals... like horse or dog... we eat cows while others worship them... i'm told they are pretty tasty too... my fiance told me how she ate Cuy in peru, but could only eat it in a soup...
  by: The Rambo   06/26/2007 08:10 PM     
  I heard that  
You can get them served on a stick similar to a corndog. . .
  by: stone kiley   06/30/2007 02:27 PM     
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