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Chinese eat Koalas? Nonsense! (3)

(China Daily)

10:20, November 09, 2011

"The animal exhibited in front of the restaurant is not a koala, despite being alike in appearances," an unnamed official was quoted as saying. "Koalas have round ears while the animal exhibited in the restaurant has only small ears, and the color of its fur is also quite different from that of a koala."

"Koalas mainly eat eucalyptus leaves and live in eucalyptus trees while the animal exhibited eats carrot," the official said.

Koalas are protected by laws and regulations on the mainland and those who illegally slaughter and cook koala meat would be punished, he added.

Many local residents also refused to believe the restaurant sold koala meat dishes.

Chen Guanxiong, a white-collar worker, said he did not believe that restaurants in Guangzhou sold meat dishes offering up the cute koala.

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AussieGuy at 2011-11-1860.241.23.*
Are the rats tasty?
wende at 2011-11-1871.255.93.*
First of all, the Chinese restaurant should not have advertised it as such. It should be fined. However, it may not be economically viable to eat koala"s meat as it has to be imported. Everyone knows horse meat is being labeled as donkey meat.
steve at 2011-11-18122.169.79.*
Australian tourist didn"t say anything wrong . It is clearly mentioned that "The bamboo rat was labeled as koala because the seller mistook the bamboo rat as a koala" . Aussies should keep it in mind that Chinese people eat bamboo rats .
PD User at 2011-11-1080.94.16.*
2011-11-9.Chinese not eat Koalas Ok!It mean that Koalas eats australian.Today to throw accusation.Can Koalas to be bad?Australian be odd nobody no to accuse australian a to drink beer poty's and to have a fatamorgana.

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