OddFix

Odd things, daily.

The Guinea Pig Festival

Header

The Festival of the Guinea Pig is held every year in the small town of Huacho, Peru. It involves dressing guinea pigs up in fancy costumes and parading them around in fashion shows and then… ahem… cooking and eating them. 

When the fashion shows are over the guinea pigs are taken out of their costumes and cooked, usually complete with heads, paws and claws.

Before.

Before.

After.

After.

Juan Rojas, a festival visitor explained:

“Guinea pig meat is very nourishing and contains lots of vitamins and other things.”

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on February 19, 2013 by in Weird nature, Weird people.

Join 246 other followers

Categories

%d bloggers like this: