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Old July 31 2013, 06:24 AM   #87
TorontoTrekker
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Re: I am shocked, absolutely shocked

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Is the emu a well-known bird out of Australia?
Extremely well known here in the USA. Until the emu market crashed, there were emu farms EVERYWHERE.

There are still emu farms. It's a niche market. You can buy bottles of emu oil (supposed to be good for skin conditions), and you can buy emu burgers and emu steaks at specialty restaurants.

A supermarket in my area sells emu meat alongside beef in the meat department.
There are emu farms down in southwestern Ontario, too - I played in a bridge tournament once in Leamington, which is near Windsor (across the river from Detroit). I remember having emu for dinner between sessions, and enjoying it. I haven't seen it anywhere since, though I can't say I've gone out of my way to look for it.
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