Python meat on sale at a Carrefour supermarket in Indonesia

A Instagram photo of python meat being sold at a Carrefour in Manado, North Sulawesi province has gone viral. Animal welfare organization Jakarta Animal Aid Network has denounced the sale of python meat, accusing Carrefour of directly legalizing the exploitation of protected animals.

    2017/07/11

NSFW    NORTH SULAWESI, INDONESIA — Need to add some variety to your home-cooked meals? A Instagram photo of python meat being sold at a Carrefour in Manado, North Sulawesi province has gone viral.

Animal welfare organization Jakarta Animal Aid Network has denounced the sale of python meat, accusing Carrefour of directly legalizing the exploitation of protected animals.

However, the type of snake meat that is being sold in the photo actually isn’t the kind of animal that is either protected or endangered.

This particular python, or as locals call it — Patola — is a species commonly found in bushes or rice fields.

Meanwhile, the three types of snakes that are protected in Indonesia are the Green Sanca, the Sanca Bodo and the Sanca Timor.

In fact, the sale of patola is not that uncommon for the people of Manado. They even have an even more extreme market where exotic animal flesh can be purchased.

Dishes of a more untraditional flavor, such as dogs, rats, and snakes, are also often consumed.

The supermarket has commented that the only reason why would even consider selling snake meat is because it is a local delicacy.

Manado residents have actually requested snake meat to purchase so they can cook it at home.

The head of the store stood by their decision, telling local media that the law doesn’t prohibit the sale of snake meat.

One Manado resident has no problem with it, stepping forward to say that snake meat actually tastes better than chicken.

Besides, if such pythons aren’t actually rare or protected, is eating it really that much worse than eating chicken or beef? You be the judge.
NEXT ON TOMONEWS
Teen wakes to find bear chewing on his scalp, then drags him away

Facebook Conversation
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE