So once again today’s cartoon was based in some semblance of truth. One of my top 3 things we did was visit the Australian Zoo (aka the Steve Irwin Zoo). Because of liability and stupid people, you don’t have the same level of interaction with animals in the U.S. as you can in Australia. We literally could enter the pen with the Kangaroos, Wallabies and Koalas.
BUT……………..as cute as they were and typically not being an adventurous eater, I only hesitated for a moment when I saw Kangaroo on the menu. Much like Ostrich or Buffalo is in the states, Kangaroo is a very lean meat. Unlike the other two it didn’t seem as gamey and was quite enjoyable.
One of the guides said we could minimize green house gases caused by cows by instead moving to a kangaroo diet for our meat. However, the guide wasn’t entirely correct. While the majority of methane that cows produce come from their burbs (an affliction that seemingly kangaroos are immune), the roos do fart. Yet the amount of methane produced by kangaroos is about 1/3 of that produced by cows. So why aren’t there kangaroo farms cropping up all over the states. Climate. According to this article “The meatier breeds do not thrive outside of the Australian climate. They are sensitive to humidity, which means that it’s very difficult to breed them outside of Australia.”
This is why I don’t eat rabbit.
Too cute or not enough meat? haha
I’ve had kangaroo… the aftertaste stayed with me for 50 miles! [dont ask]
But at least your farts contained less methane
I would love to try it especially in its native land. I like Buffalo. We have a nearby restaurant that serves great Buffalo burgers. I suspect Buffalo might have the same problem as the cows.
Funny as healthy compared to cow as it is, I don’t see many buffalo farms popping up.
I can guess a few reasons for that:
1) Larger initial investment. Getting stock should be harder and more expensive than for cattle.
2) Lower feed/meat ratio than for cattle, meaning that your buffalo eats more pound per pound.
3) Larger space and infrastructure requirements. Buffalo need more space than cattle.
4) Harder to market. Distribution channelss for cattle are well established.
Also, there is a market segment for lower quality beef that is served by old dairy cows, and we don;t sell buffalo milk, that I’m aware of.
Here is a handy buffalo milk vs cow milk chart for you http://www.diffen.com/difference/Buffalo_Milk_vs_Cow_Milk
Isn’t there free range buffalo, as in the song give me a home where the buffalo roam? haha
I’d rather have a nice piece of beef. I’m just saying. Bwahahahahahaha.
Someday hubby and I will visit Australia. It’s somewhere I’ve always wanted to visit.
Have a terrific day. 🙂
Well it looks like a filet of beef.
Except for the big toes.
as an aussie i feel the need to make it clear, you have to cook it medium…anymore than that it ruins the meat… hehe
Yep. They reco medium rare but I told them medium works for me and it wasn’t tough
Except for the Roo. It was pretty tough for him.
Yes a rough deal
for the Roo Binky 🙁
Just don’t eat the wallabies. The kangaroos are OK to eat. As are the emus.
Didn’t see emus but I did see Cassowarys
Wallaby is nice too. I’ve had wallaby burgers & wallaby sausages
Figure it would be the same as roo just less meat
A Big Mac is 2 all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onion on a sesame seed bun
So I suppose a McWallaby would be 2 small roo patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onion on a sesame seed bun
Interesting, they make Big Macs the same way up here
I’m sure Americans would hop at the chance to eat a Roo burger.
But don’t put pics of them all over the restaurant.
Haha, this makes me want to be a vegeterian (too cute to eat). 😉
Are you saying kangaroo is too cute to eat or you are? Are you making a plea to potential zombies.
😉 haha, the kangaroo (but hey to each their own). Glad you had a good time in Australia! And not that I’m cute…but yeah I’d like to keep the zombies far far away. 😉
Now if they served Koala people would get angry. Really too cute to eat!
Wombats…not so cute and cuddly. The put them behind a cage.
Wombat and Wombies are cute. 🙂
Try hugging one
I suppose cute is in the eye of the beholder.
Not a good idea to hug an adult wombat as they can be dangerous with sharp teeth and claws. Baby wombats are quite cuddly and affectionate, though.
Binky are you an adult or baby wombie?
Wombies far more than Wombats!
Adult Wombie. Big difference between us and wombats in that regard. All Wombies are cuddly. Just ask Deb or Red or Miss R.
You drugged their coffee
My coffee tastes just fine. Especially after a half bag of wine gums 😉
All Wombies are cute…I love Wombies! 🙂
Somehow, the song “Fish Heads” is rumbling through my head.
Perhaps a kangaroo and vegemite sandwich is in order?
NOOOOOOOOOOOo Vegemite. Yuck
Didn’t you have Vegemite on toast each day for brekkie???
Tried it once. That was enough
Are the Zoos kinda like those fancy restuarants where you pick out your own lobster and they cook it. Do you go out and find the Kangaroo you want to eat and then they serve it to you?
Potentially one out in the outback…but nothing we came across. Or I would NOT have ordered it.
Ha Ha!!! Great concept Bo. I wonder if the zoo would let me have a giraffe steak???
You don’t want to eat that…it might get stuck in your throught
Don’t you mean Throat???
Yes…stupid Ipad typing
Last time I was in the States I went to Ted’s Buffalo Grill everyday. Even got to sit down with Ted Turner in Atlanta for a chinwag.
As for Kangaroo meat, I have a hard time eating our national emblem.
That makes me feel a little better!
I’m sure I’ll have to look up chinwag. (just so I know what you and ted were doing) haha
Don’t worry Binky…she LOOOOVES eating wombat.
Did you pat the womabat at Australia Zoo? He’s enormous. Chocoholic I hear 😯
Nope…behind glass where they belong
They have to protect the poor wombats from crazy tourists.
Shocked, I am SHOCKED!!
That I didn’t bring any back for you?
That you went there and dined on my cousins!
At least it wasn’t your sister
Bearman… Oh SNAP! -giggling-
Them’s fightin’ words!
I was being nice for once.
Oh. It was hard to tell.
umm is this correct?
from you FAQ..
•You cannot alter the image in any way. That means you can remove the titling copyright or contact information.
u can remove it?
I corrected it eagle eye
I like roo meat but is still isn’t that overly available like cow or sheep or chicken or pig or horse.
I didn’t really mean horse but it was better than upsetting Binky be saying wombat
Do they serve wombat too?
No, I’ve never heard of anyone eating wombat.
That’s because they are nasty little creatures..haha
I am glad of that, Tony!
If someone tried to make a steak out of you, you’d be nasty too!
But I’m a lean beef
That’s not what I heard.
My wife been talking again?
Pretty cute! And kind of reminds me of this Denis Leary bit. (Oh and, you know… it’s Denis Leary… so… probably NSFW…)
D-oh! I always forget your theme / settings embed the whole video rather than just a link to the video (please go ahead and take this down, Bearman… I didn’t mean for it to distract from your post like that)…
No worries…funny bit.
Thanks for fixing that, Bearman!
Actually I tried to just change the size and it didn’t work so I tried to put it back and ended up with that.
Bob that video was hysterical hehehehehe
Wow I didn’t realize that. I will add that the ever extending vault of slightly useless knowledge.
stick around..there is more
I hope so, I love useless knowledge.
You’ve come to the right place.
haha…beat me to it.
Yep you guys are right about that!
Ha! I just had a thought, in the photo the roo is thinking “Feed Me, Feed Me” & I bet you’re thinking the same
I did eat chicken at the zoo. No chickens anywhere around though
You would think they would serve that at the Outback Steak House if they really want to seem authentic.
They should but then they would probably have to take down the kangaroo pictures
LOVED this one Bearman.
Here’s a reason why: grew up in Los Angeles; within 20 minutes of Marine Land (torn down in my teens) where you could pet the dolphins and sea lions (even be chosen to pet the killer whales heh), feed them sardines too.
By the time I was 11 years old it occurred to me that there was something twisted about offering Mahi Mahi on their menus.
Not to mention the Douglas Addams Hitchhiker’s cow asking to be eaten…
Australia! America’s Last Frontier
Great on several levels my friend!
I liked the bit RJ listed above about Tuna Fish and people worrying about Dolphins getting caught in the net but no one worries about the tuna because they aren’t cute.
So true. At least they’re available in cute cans.
Being a species snob (-insert rhetorical/internal wtf?-) dolphins are far more intelligent than any type of tuna. Agree with RJ’s point on that!
The leg haunch is the best part, puts a spring in your step!
I prefer the pouch because you always need more storage space
There was a gigantic species of prehistoric kangaroo that was apparently so stupid that it was quickly wiped out by early humans when they first crossed paths.
And now, Bearman has his eyes set on a nice kangaroo BLT…
Were they tasty?
Who knows? Maybe, maybe not…but when they’re that size, there’s definitely seconds available!
Bearman: You know the song ‘Tie Me Kangaroo Down Mate!’ Well there must be a reason, and that reason is -easier to get on the barbie.
haha…roo on the barbie has a nice ring to it.
You couldn’t pay me to get into a pen with a kangaroo. Those hind feet can disembowel you with one kick!
Always move from the front
Steve Irwin was indeed a brilliant guy
and a real shame that he passed so soon,
well before his time Bearman…
I really like your cartoons Bearman, and
they always offer giggles aplenty, Kanaroo
Special 🙂 lol Now that is definitle wicked
for sure 🙂 Great work Bearman 🙂
He was…though no one was very surprised that his tactics might get the better of him one day.