Originally Posted by mhwc56
Originally Posted by JJMR794
Aside From The Fact Some May Find It Offensive There Are Many Uses For Bird Pelts... 1= Dog Training, 2= Fly Tying , Fly Fishermen Use Various Assorted Feathers, Fur, And Thread As Well As Misc Other Ingredients To Tie An Artificial Immitation Of A Real Bug On A Hook For Use As Fishing Lure. 3= Cat Toys, 4= In Law Repellent?? 5= Just A Tool To Mess With Frail Button Owners???
There Are Multiple Uses For Them
why would anyone attempt to eat buttons?
and i have a HUGE problem with folks who kill animals wastefully..like for trophies or whatever.
Any life taken for people's frivolities offends me.....sorry ,just my personal feelings.
i can maybe see the other bird pelts that he sells since they are pheasant,turkey,duck...that makes some sense considering that THEY can be eaten and then no part is wasted but ,come on, BUTTON quail?
Edited by Denninmi - 12/9/10 at 9:00am
In many Asian countries, sparrows are consumed as a routine part of the diet. They are called 'rice birds' in China. I've seen recipes for the use of sparrows from various countries, including China, the Philipines, and Indonesia.
Button Quails are slightly bigger than your average sparrow, from what I recall the last time I held a captive sparrow in my hands (had to rescue the dumb thing from my greenhouse, despite the fact that doors on both ends were open).
So in theory it could be done. In practice, I personally wouldn't want to bother even with a coturnix or bobwhite, just seems like it would be a lot of work for a little meat, but I have nothing against those that do (I'm just lazy, I'd eat them if someone gave them to me cleaned!).