Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Biofuels: "Abra Cadaver! Sweden Kills Thousands Of Bunnies And Uses Their Corpses To Heat Their Homes"

News junkies saw this story last week. I decided to post it today because a) this is a good headline (think N.Y. Post or Daily News good), b) it reminded me of a post from 2007 and c) the related stories are a little off-kilter. From The Local (Sweden's news in English):

The bodies of thousands of rabbits culled every year from the parks in Stockholm’s Kungsholmen neighbourhood are being used to fuel a heating plant in central Sweden.

The decision to use Stockholm’s rabbit cadavers as bioenergy to warm Swedes living in Värmland doesn't sit well with Stockholm-based animal rights activists....MORE
Credit for 'Abra Cadaver' to The B.S. Report.
And the story I was reminded of?

Totally off-topic: Kentucky Fried North Korea
Choi Won-ho has made six trips to North Korea in the past two years, struggling each time to convince the reclusive government there that the time was ripe for a chicken franchise.

"I told those guys that Kentucky Fried Chicken would come sooner or later," said Choi, president of a company that has franchised 70 chicken restaurants in South Korea. "I told them it would be better to have an indigenous Korean brand, with takeout delivery."...MORE

And a good thing too, if you remember what happened to Herman der Grosse's cousins.*

rabbits nibbling
Herman, in happier times. Then:

No More Monster Bunnies for North Korea

The fate of 12 German giant rabbits delivered to North Korea is in doubt. The breeder who sent them suspects they have been eaten by top officials rather than used to set up a bunny farm. Berlin's North Korean embassy denies the allegation. One thing is sure: the country will have to find another seller....More

Look at these guys:

From das Kaninchen to der Hasenpfeffer-

200701122151 ITA says "Karl Szmolinsky, a 67 year old, East German pensioner that has bred rabbits the size of dogs for 47 years was asked by North Korea's ambassador whether he might be willing to sell some rabbits to set up a breeding farm in North Korea. Each of his German Grey Rabbits can feed 8 people and will possible reduce if not stop solve the food shortage crisis in North Korea." Via boingboing