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US customs agents seize rat meat
at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport

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Posted By: Ribicon, 7/3/2019 10:59:10 AM

Chicago—Officials say U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport thwarted a man’s attempt to import several pounds of African rat meat. Customs spokesman Steve Bansbach said Tuesday that the man declared the 32 pounds of meat on June 26 when his flight arrived from the Ivory Coast. The meat was confiscated and destroyed. Bansbach says the man did not face a fine and continued on his journey because he was forthcoming about what he was bringing into the country. He says customs officials prohibit the entry of African meats to prevent the spread of African swine fever.

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Seems our domestic rat meat is not good enough for them. Why do they let smugglers go without a fine, considering the costs of mitigating imported diseases?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: rubberneck 7/3/2019 11:08:45 AM (No. 112933)
Somebody's 4th of July cookout, spoilt by a meddling bureaucracy!!!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: konocti95 7/3/2019 11:28:37 AM (No. 112947)
Would it be appropriate to use the expression "Doggone it"?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 7/3/2019 11:31:20 AM (No. 112952)
If one of us tried to bring in an illegal canned ham from somewhere, we'd likely be fined and sent back to wherever we came from
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Reply 4 - Posted by: hammondb3 7/3/2019 11:51:03 AM (No. 112985)
Funny... I misread the headline. I thought it said 'US customs agents seize 'rat meat at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. That would have explained how Nadler lost all that weight.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: bad-hair 7/3/2019 12:43:34 PM (No. 113042)
Dang it. Had the grinder all fired up to make some San Francisco style bRATwurst.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: ZeldaFitzg 7/3/2019 12:46:13 PM (No. 113049)
What shame that they thwarted the benefits of diversity. /s
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 7/3/2019 12:47:43 PM (No. 113051)
This is one they CAUGHT. Think about that.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: rochow 7/3/2019 1:10:22 PM (No. 113078)
We don't have enough meat in this country??? They should have sent the fool back to Africa!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: JimBob 7/3/2019 1:27:05 PM (No. 113090)
I guess the guy will have to catch some local Chicago 'Rat meat. I think there's plenty to be caught. #4, I see what you did!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: KatieJo 7/3/2019 1:44:32 PM (No. 113104)
Chicago rat meat will not do, not if you want to spread "swine fever".
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Reply 11 - Posted by: happywarrior 7/3/2019 2:13:16 PM (No. 113119)
It was on it's way to Ilan Omar's district. She likes to snack on rat meat after her daily dirt bath.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 7/3/2019 5:06:55 PM (No. 113273)
I KNEW it was going to be coming from Africa. The Dark Continent in more ways than one.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 7/4/2019 1:19:23 AM (No. 113657)
Who allowed it on the plane on the other end if they are trying to prevent African swine fever? If he wanted imported rat meat, NY would probably ship some.
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