Briyani shops serving crow meat as quail


  • Nation
  • Monday, 03 Feb 2020

Compiled by Martin Carvalho, C. Aruno and R. Aravinthan

POLICE in Tamil Nadu, India, discovered a number of briyani shops serving crow meat as quail following the arrest of two men for illegal hunting, Makkal Osai reported.

It all started when police were investigating an unrelated case and received reports about people hunting and collecting crows by the sackloads in the towns of Ramanathapuram and Rameswaram.

They caught two men who had been feeding boondi (a type of Indian snack made of chickpea flour) mixed with spirits to crows and collecting them in sacks after they became unconscious.

During questioning, the men confessed that they had been selling the birds to several briyani shops specialising in kaadai (quail) briyani to be served to unsuspecting customers.

The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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