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Some say Northeastern frat's annual alligator BBQ is a real crock

The Huntington News reports on the controversy over Delta Kappa Epsilon's annual alligator roast, which the boys decided to hold this year on campus instead of at their Mission Hill house. In addition to an alligator on a spit, the event featured a severed alligator head on a chair. Naturally, you want to slow roast your gator, so the brothers turned the thing on the spit for some eight hours.

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Tastes like chicken

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With a fish like texture…. At least the time I have had it (fried)

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...everything tastes like dinosaur

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alligators are more closely related to chickens than they are to lizards.

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The last of the dinosaurs.

Note: I am loosely referring to all members of the order Crocodilia, which includes alligators and caimans, as crocodiles.

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in that it doesn't taste like much, and is chewy and bland, as chicken often is.

Admittedly I have only had it in gumbo. Even the okra was more flavorful.

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Ça c'est bon!

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The world isn’t a safe space.

Like seriously. “ It’s a very blatant open display of violence.”

Go bite a pillow.

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Casa de pedro in Watertown I believe used to serve alligator, he closed a few years ahmgo so I can't find the menu. Pedro , the owner was a real character!

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S. D. E.

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better on campus, than in the neighborhood.

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How did it die? Like cattle, pigs, goats, roosters, and abused dogs and cats? Then I believe Massachusetts has laws.

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Roasting an alligator instead of a pig or cow doesn't necessarily have much distinction. It sounds gross but is there any ethical or moral difference between alligator flesh or the flesh of pigs, cows and sheep? While spending the money to bring up an alligator sounds like a bizarre rite, it's a hard case to make for condemnation of buying an alligator versus buying a pig for a roast.

But displaying the head of the creature at the roast? Displaying a decapitated head as some kind of celebratory rite is grotesque and disgusting.

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you won't be pledging Delta Kappa. "We put the Delta in De-Capitate". Go have a smoothie, or perhaps some frozen yogurt with a glass of birch beer.

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There is a festivity and spectacle to a whole baked salmon, or grilled mackerel, not to mention a roast suckling pig. In this case the display is a bit puerile, but they are frat boys; they are trying to be puerile.

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Basted with vegan tears.

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should have a long hard think.

Complaints about butchering an animal in public common space seem reasonable, though -- especially if they're from vegetarians or vegans. It's a pretty gruesome sight.

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When they had the church on Mass Ave they would have their lambs on spits out front for days ahead of time.

It was, um, eye catching ...

Cue the "what about the CHILDREN" brigade in the local paper.

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