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Pigeons processed as 'game pate' by Amsterdam butcher

Jan. 23, 2014 at 1:50 PM   |   Comments

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A butcher in the Netherlands capital said he turns the pigeons delivered to him by a pest control firm into pate for human consumption.

Poulterer Thomas van Meel told the Parool newspaper he receives pigeons from a private pest control firm at his Amsterdam shop and he turns "a couple of hundred" of the birds into game pate he then sells to the public, DutchNews.nl reported Thursday.

Parool said the pigeon processing deal is carried out without the knowledge of public officials, but van Meel said there is no danger in eating the pigeon meat.

"We carry out very tight screening on everything that comes in," he said.

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