Thursday, May 31, 2007

I Loves You, Corgi 

Courtesy of Zemblan patriot J.D.: A British artist on Tuesday ate a cooked Corgi as a protest against foxhunting. Yoko Ono, who was not hungry enough to order a full dog of her own, "just picked":
Mark McGowan, 37, said he ate "about three bites" of the dog meat, cooked with apples, onions and seasoning, to highlight what he called Prince Philip's mistreatment of a fox during a hunt by the queen's husband in January.

"It was pretty disgusting," McGowan said of the meal, which he ate while appearing on a London radio station Tuesday. Yoko Ono, another guest on the show, also tried the meat . . . .

McGowan said he was angry that the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, of which the royal family is a patron, had not prosecuted Prince Philip for hunting and killing the fox. The RSPCA said the fox did not suffer.

Corgis are the favored dogs of the queen, who has owned more than 30 of them during her reign . . . .

McGowan is well known for his outlandish performance stunts. He ate a swan in another protest against the queen. Swans are protected by the monarchy.
If you ask us, Mr. McGowan should thank his lucky stars that no one in the monarchy has decided to "protect" Dolores Brand Pickled Pork Lips.

Nonetheless, we are always casting about for catchy and effective ways to protest our own Mr. Bush's war in Iraq, and Mr. McGowan's example has us thinking we should cook and eat a poodle -- braised, perhaps, in a red-wine reduction, on a bed of pearl onions, bacon, and field mushrooms, with a side of roasted marrow.

The trick, of course, is to catch Mr. Bush's poodle. With any luck he'll be passing though town on a book tour to promote his forthcoming memoirs, and when he least expects it . . . we'll pounce.

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