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Peruvian guinea pigs rescued on Christmas Day

December 16 2008

Peruvian authorities on Monday urged the country's population is seriously affected by the global financial crisis, to replace the Christmas tables, traditional dishes from turkey guinea pigs, RIA News . Authorities coastal province of Callao, at the last Monday teleprezentatsii recommended Andean rodent as a cheap and containing low cholesterol alternative to a Christmas turkey.

An authority Callao Sangviniti Mario (Mario Sanguinity) reported that the Christmas dinner of guinea pigs would cost a family of seven or eight people just 3.2 U.S. dollar. "Our task - to give people a delicious and economically viable option," - he stressed. Also during the television show viewers demonstrated a live guinea pig, dressed in a Santa Claus costume, which was surrounded by dishes from eight of its companions, culinary legacy of the Incas. Local residents have already expressed their willingness to include in your Christmas diet of delicious and healthy animals.

"This animal is rich in protein, but do not contain cholesterol, which is very important for women who are watching their weight," - told reporters a resident of Callao Karasas Silvia (Silvia Carazas). Guinea pig, which in local dialect called "Kui", occupies a prominent place in the folklore of the inhabitants of the Andean region.

In particular, in the main cathedral of the ancient capital of the Inca city of Cuzco has survived painting "Last Supper" that combines painting traditions of Spanish and Indian cultures. It depicts Christ and his apostles around with Indian features who eat guinea pigs.

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