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Apr 21, 2012 07:41 AM

Turtles and Bullfrogs and Eels . . . oh, my

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  1. A bit of 'old news,' but it is interesting that the Times picked it up. A big Chowdown at Hunan Taste in Catonsville had us ordering frog and turtle among many dishes, so it makes me wonder if restaurants are next....

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    1. re: Steve

      Frog legs and turtle soup are Louisiana standards and that has nothing to do with Asian culture. However there is a great Asian supermarket in New Orleans that has live fish tanks, so it must not be illegal there.

    2. It's not about right or wrong. People have been eating what they can find, that's edible for as long as we are around. The laws don't have to be changed to "reflect the modern advances in aquaculture." The agents could have investigated and asked for receipts, and maybe go to the farms to check them out for themselves. I am glad to be among those who are open minded about their food, and live in Maryland.

      1. That explains why they no longer have turtles. Thanks for posting this--I knew I should've grabbed a few. I couldn't believe that could go unpunished no matter whether it was legal.