Guess Who’s NOT Coming to Dinner – Daily Prompt: Morality Play, continued
Heron is off the menu!
“What was legal in the 19th century is not legal in the 21st, so please do NOT try this recipe with heron!”
Continuing on from Monday’s post, Consciousness Raising: Not just a buzzword from the 60’s, I’m pleased to report that the organization which had published those instructions for cooking herons has responded favorably.
After i contacted them with some consciousness raising information, they graciously placed this disclaimer right in their heron recipe:
“Ed.Note: Please be sure to read the comment posted by Babsje below. What was legal in the 19th century is not legal in the 21st, so please do NOT try this recipe with heron!”
And they also posted a comment clarifying their intentions around the recipe:
“Babsje, thank you very much for posting the above information. We very much share your sensitivity towards laws protecting endangered species of any kind. We will leave the recipe up, with your good comments highlighted in the post itself. This was part of life in the 19th century, and we’re trying to use that *history* to spark discussion about subsequent events. (We also do not condone the eating of sparrows, even though they’re not federally protected”
I love happy endings.
And if you missed that earlier post, please take a moment and visit the links in my Protecting Birds widget to learn more about ethical bird watching and ethical nature photography. For the full list of federally protected birds, click here. The birds will thank you.
Thanks for the Daily Prompt nudge, Michelle W and WordPress.
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Posted on June 26, 2013, in ardea herodias, Bird photography, Birds, daily prompt, Great Blue Heron, Inspiration, Nature, Photography, postaday, Wildlife Photography and tagged ardea herodias, babsje, great blue heron, heron, postaday. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.