A group of students from the Danish School of Journalism in Aarhus have posted a picture report of themselves cooking and eating a feral cat on Facebook.
The stunt was intended to draw attention to factory farming, and the students insist the cat was killed humanely by a farmer controlling the number of feral cats on his land.
Animal rights groups however have voiced their disgust at the sensationalist protest, and Facebook have deleted the students account after receiving numerous complaints from animal lovers.
Laura Bøge Mortensen who carried out the culinary feat says she is disappointed that Facebook deleted their profile, and genuinely surprised by the reactions they received.
“We wanted people to think about what it was they were putting in their mouths,”
“It’s hypocritical for us to spend thousands on our pets, yet buy the cheapest pork from Netto that comes from pigs that have lived a horrid life. And just why is it that it’s worse to eat a cat than a pig?”
Laura continues, saying that it was something of a struggle for the group to bring themselves to eat an animal which they would normally consider a cute pet.
“We had to count to three before we sat down to eat, and I wouldn’t really say that we stuffed our face. Everyone did take a bite though,” she said, before revealing the taste was “a little like chicken, with an aftertaste of fur”.
The following photos are taken from the Facebook profile, and some readers may find them shocking and distasteful.