Study proves cat bacon just as tasty as pig bacon.

By Seriously Science | April 1, 2014 6:00 am
Photo: flickr/Mandy Jouan

Photo: flickr/Mandy Jouan

If you’ve been grocery shopping recently, you’ve probably noticed that the price of meat has been climbing steadily. And you’re not the only one. Large food companies have also noticed, and as a consequence, they are starting to explore nontraditional sources of processed meat products. In this study, researchers explored whether they could make a processed bacon-like product out of cat meat. Amazingly, the researcher found that participants liked the “cat bacon” nearly as much as the regular old pig variety. But, despite the obvious allure to hipsters everywhere (what’s hotter than bacon right now, if not LOLcats?), we really hope we don’t see this on the menu anytime soon.

Sensory properties and acceptance of dry-cured feline bacon in comparison to traditional porcine dry-cured bacon.

“The high cost of swine production has caused producers of processed meat products to seek alternative sources of bulk meat. The objective of this study was to compare the nutritional values and taste acceptance of processed cured bacon produced from readily-available feline sources to that of traditional porcine bacon. Read More >>

  • Victor Crespo

    hahaha! nice link lol

  • Roger Bolan

    Oh no! April 1st again. Shame on you. Is this any way for a science magazine to behave?

  • Uncle Al

    Cats are obligate carnivores. Economics dictates a meat source that can be fed pretty much anything while sustaining an astounding reproduction rate – refugee relocation camps,Gaza, Inner Cities. “Gaza strips” will be all natural and halal.

  • Gavin Smith

    This is vile!

    • KC Perry

      Notice! It was printed on April 1. It’s an April Fools’ Day joke.

  • Coyoty

    Mmm, cat bacon… But if you like sausages, you can’t beat lynx links.


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