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Due to the skyrocketing price of pork in Thailand, the demand for crocodile meat has been increasing, which has helped crocodile farmers affected by the pandemic.

 

The President of the Thai Crocodile Farmer Association, Yosapong Temsiripong, says that rising consumption of the reptile’s meat has given commercial crocodile farmers some hope. He explained that the farmers have had to bear the costs while they could not sell the crocodiles, especially their skins, due to the pandemic, during which no foreign tourists entered the country and exports were put on hold.

 

With the significant increase in demand for the meat, the number of crocodiles being slaughtered per month has nearly doubled, to 20,000. Orders from large retailers have also increased.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/increasing-demand-for-crocodile-meat-helping-croc-raising-farmers/

 

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I wonder what they feed the crocs with? 

Porcs eat anything so it's cheap to rise them. I don't think you can feed crocs with potatoes peels.

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29 minutes ago, Gandtee said:

Where can you buy it?

 

Years ago you could savour it in Pattaya; same for kangaroo and shark-fin soup. Back then a restaurant on Second Road, opposite Royal Garden Plaza had it on the menu.

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2 hours ago, candide said:

I wonder what they feed the crocs with? 

Porcs eat anything so it's cheap to rise them. I don't think you can feed crocs with potatoes peels.

What’s next rat meat? Oh they feed them rats and missing people

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10 hours ago, Gold Star said:

The farms north of Pattaya in Chonburi feed them with chicken carcasses......

That seems awfully cruel and as bad as battery hens.......

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37 minutes ago, CartagenaWarlock said:

There was a guy selling in front of Central in Pattay pre covid. 

It was snapped up.😉

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15 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Due to the skyrocketing price of pork in Thailand, the demand for crocodile meat has been increasing, which has helped crocodile farmers affected by the pandemic

I'll have a croc sarny.... and make it snappy !!!

:sorry:

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The problem with most exotic meats, kangaroo, crocodile, venison etc which are both in ample supply and healthy eating is the lack of abattoirs. The modern abattoir is like a car production line and setting it up for a different animal is expensive.

Also animals are usually delivered live to the abattoir which is practically impossible for exotic animals.

In western countries the rules for pet food are less demanding so that's where a lot of it ends up.

Pity because they make great eating.

With easier "abattoir"rules in Asia no reason why farmed crocodile shouldn't form part of the local food chain.

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16 hours ago, portlandtree said:

What’s next rat meat? Oh they feed them rats and missing people

I had rat meat in Indonesia, done on the barbi, a little tough but the sauce was good.

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