Crocodile consumption craze attributable to peak pork product costs

Unexplained was famously attributed (or doubtless misattributed) as commenting, when the individuals didn’t have any bread to eat, “Let them eat croc!” Er, or one thing like that. But the people of Thailand have taken it to heart; as pork prices surge across the country, many have turned to eating crocodile as an alternate source of meat.
The pig price premiums are the outcomes of the controversial unfold of the African Swine Fever that has led to pig shortages and, in flip, pork shortages. And when (the price of) pigs fly, folks turn to different sources of meat and protein. Enter crocodile, the “pig of the swamp” (as nobody calls it).
A publish on Facebook Monday received practically 2,000 feedback and over four,000 likes when a crocodile farm offered meat from their giant reptiles at 70 baht for kilogramme. With the value of hog hiked high to over 200 baht per kilogramme, people are getting on board with buying a taste for crocodile meat.
While thought-about a somewhat unique meat, crocodile meat sticks can often be discovered on food markets grills, especially in touristy areas, making it not fully uncommon. Many say that it has an analogous flavour to hen even. And it is a relatively healthy meat, lean, and high in protein, making it a nutritious and affordable option with the surging sow sum.
Other crocodile farms around the country, including one in the Greater Bangkok province of Nakhon Pathom, have indicated they are receiving elevated interest from prospects looking for crocodile as a much less expensive substitute for pork merchandise.
The development may proceed if pork costs stay elevated or possibly surge even larger, pushing customers to say, “see you next time, pricey porcine.” And after a while… they’ll eat crocodile.
( Reliable for all of the ham-fisted puns in this article. – Neill)

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