If you haven’t heard, Obama ate a dog. Yes it’s true and he admitted as much in his first autobiography “Dreams From My Father”. Obama even made fun of his youthful dog-eating adventure at the White House Correspondents Dinner. By laughing at himself, he effectively minimized the continued impact of Dog-gATE.
But not so fast kids, dog isn’t the only unusual meat that Obama ingested during his time in Jakarta, Indonesia. He also wrote about eating snake, crickets and he discussed his stepfather Lolo’s promise to bring home tiger meat for him to sample.
It would seem, according to President Obama’s own autobiography, that Lolo made good on that promise, and he partook in the eating of Tiger meat. The following can be found on page 138 of “Dreams From My Father”.
There used to be nine subspecies of tiger. Three of these subspecies have become extinct over the last one hundred years. Of the subspecies only three are native to Indonesia; the Bali tiger which became extinct in the 1930’s, the Javan tiger which became extinct in the 1980’s and the Sumatran tiger. The World Wildlife Foundation estimates there are fewer than 400 wild Sumatran tigers alive today.
Even if the subspecies of tiger that Obama ate as a child is not one native to Indonesia, where he was living at the time, all tiger species are endangered. SaveTigersNow.org claims there may be as few as 3,200 left today.
Will PETA summarily dismisses this like they did with the revelation that Obama ate dog meat? Guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
— Tracy Lee (@RememberComeNov) April 30, 2012