1910: Ohio teenagers like the taste of fried cat


According to a news report from 1910, teenagers in western Ohio have developed a taste for feline flesh:

“Suppers of fried cat are now the fad with high school boys of Allen and Auglaize counties at present. Those who have partaken of the delicacy pronounce it good. A plump young kitten is penned up, fed upon a milk diet for several weeks, then killed and prepared for the skillet. The meat is described as firm with a wild game taste, and is said to be equally palatable to squirrel or rabbit. Some who have eaten fried cat believed it to be rabbit.”

Source: Perrysburg Journal (Ohio), December 9th 1910. Content on this page is © Alpha History 2016. Content may not be republished without our express permission. For more information please refer to our Terms of Use or contact Alpha History.

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