There has been just a little discussion here over the last week on minorities and how we treat them.
The Irish are supposed to be proud of their record on the treatment of minority groups. Minorities have rights and not only should they be embraced by society as a whole but should be encouraged.
There are two minority groups that I am concerned about.
One is the pipe smokers, who not only are a minority, but who are actually in danger of extinction. We lose enough endangered species from this planet each day, but there is no mention of protection for this valued minority group. However, that is not what I’m writing about today.
When it comes to nutrition, there is a wide diversity of foods.
There are of course all sorts of food groups, such as meat, fish, vegetables and fruit. There are restaurants and cookery books by the thousand that cater for these.
Then there are the ethnic foods. Again, walk through any city, and you will pass a myriad of Chinese, Indian, Thai and other restaurants, all catering for minorities and specialist tastes. I like that. It is diversity, and choice.
Of course, there are the vegetarians and even the vegans. They are also catered for, in all senses of the word. Incidentally, are Vegans in any way related to people from the planet Venus?
One group though never gets a mention.
This is an appalling omission.
I refer, of course to cannibals.
I have searched the Yellow Pages for restaurants who cater for cannibals, but can’t find any.
I have scoured the bookshops looking for cannibal recipe books but can’t find any.
I have trawled the supermarket shelves looking for prepacked meals… Nothing.
I have written a complaint on the Cully & Sully Forum, and have suggested that they might like to enter this lucrative field. I’m sure this vast untapped resource would be a goldmine for them.
I have spoken to a couple of local hotels about this matter, but frankly, after hearing their arguments, they haven’t a leg to stand on.
Can anyone give me a hand with this problem?