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Old 21 November 2009, 09:22 PM
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I believe the same laws apply in the US- false advertisement is illegal.
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Old 19 October 2011, 09:05 PM
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Default Turkey legs at Disney

Could've sworn this was on the main page, but can't find it.

Ok, remember how there was that UL going around that the turkey legs at the Disney parks were actually ostrich legs? But it's ridiculous, if you've ever actually seen an ostrich, because their drumsticks are the size of a large beagle?

A commenter on Jezebel is swearing right now that they're actually emu legs. I've worked with emus, and still think their legs are a bit bigger than the turkey legs served at parks, but she's saying that she works at the emu farm near WDW.

Anyone know?

ETA: ok, found the old thread on google.....
http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=8014

We WERE discussing emus, not ostriches. I wonder if this girl works at an emu farm and just THINKS the meat is going to Disney.

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Old 19 October 2011, 09:54 PM
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Wow. It would have to be a very small emu. And emu is like 4 times as expensive as turkey.

Maybe they do sell the meat to Disney, where it is sold as emu?
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Old 19 October 2011, 10:24 PM
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It doesn't seem to be on their most recent menu, but I read a review of the Artist Point Restaurant at Disney's Wilderness Lodge that mentioned one of their offerings was emu.
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Old 20 October 2011, 12:38 PM
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But who would want to eat meat from an animal that has had a screeching man's hand up its bum?
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Old 20 October 2011, 10:20 PM
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Even if the size wasn't a giveaway, having eaten ostrich I have serious doubts about the ability of anyone to mistake emu and turkey meat. The Fuddruckers hamburger chain occasionally carries ostrich burgers- ostrich meat tastes more like beef than chicken or turkey.
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Old 20 October 2011, 11:17 PM
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Yes, emu is a red meat. It looks and tastes nothing like turkey.
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Old 26 November 2011, 05:00 PM
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Comment: There is a persistent rumor that I keep hearing that the Smoked
Turkey Legs as Walt Disney World (and other county fairs, amusement parks
etc.) are NOT actually Turkey. The rumor is that they are Emu legs !!!

The rumor comes from the fact that the legs are so large...don't taste
like regular turkey...the meat is red and there are all these very tough
tendons that I've never seen in a Thanksgiving day turkey leg.

What's the real story. I don't believe it's Emu. The red meat might be a
result of the smoking process and the large size might be just how they
are breed.

Those very tough wood strip like tendons however make me think that these
legs are coming from some sort of special turkey that is different from
the Thanksgiving day variety.

What's the real story?
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