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Are puffins being eaten as a food source?

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Answered 2009-03-14 15:07:45

I certainly hope not. I'm pretty sure they are a protected bird, because of their numbers and geographical isolation. To clarify the above answer, puffins are not considered an endangered species but "they are threatened by human activities and are rare in many areas where they were once abundant" according to Project Puffin which is managed by the National Audubon Society. According to a recent Travel Channel program called Bizzare Foods, puffin are consumed in Iceland. One of the only birds they do eat. They are eaten smoked, grilled.

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