• Poaching: Eggs, Not Animals!

    Date: 07.21.11 | by Mary Schlanger.

     Poaching (illegal kind)- illegal hunting, killing or capturing of wild animals or plants. Examples of this: hunting without a permit, hunting in the off season, selling a captured animal for a profit, using an illegal weapon to capture or kill an animal, the animal being on the endangered species list, etc.

    Poaching (Cooking)- To cook in boiling or simmering liquid. Examples: Cooking an egg in a pan of simmering water until the egg white is mostly solid and the yolk remains soft.

    So you might think that poaching your eggs every morning is illegal, but it is not (sorry).

    Now the real question is, How do you know you are poaching?  If you hit an endangered species of butterfly with your car, can you be arrested for poaching? No because, you really cannot avoid hitting a butterfly. But if you go and steal an eagle egg, you would find yourself facing up to $100,000 in fines and up to a year in jail, according to federal law. If you steal a koala or an animal from a zoo you can also find yourself with the fine and the year in jail.

    This Picture is by Gordon Flood

    In 2009, three teens were arrested for killing an American alligator in Florida. Police spotted the three on the side of the road with shot guns and alligator carcasses in the bed of their truck. When the police asked why they had the alligators, they responded that they wanted it for “personal consumption”. They were charged with seventeen counts of illegal hunting.

    But if you want a really delicious breakfast, crack an egg into a bowl and put it in a pan of simmering water……. I  would suggest looking up a recipe first.

    MaryS

    This post was written by Mary Schlanger. Mary is fourteen years old and going into her freshman year of high school. She loves to read and write. She plays trumpet and French horn in her school band (yes, she is a band geek) and her favorite food is egg burritos!

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    • Askthejudge.info
      Thu, 21 Jul 2011 at 05:02

      Did you know that the taking of an eagle egg could result in a $100,000 fine and a year in jail? http://fb.me/Q5mtJNNI

    • Askthejudge.info
      Fri, 22 Jul 2011 at 12:41

      New blog post: Poaching: Eggs, Not Animals! –  Poaching (illegal kind)- illegal hunting, killing or capturing of wil… http://ow.ly/1dUI1y

    • Oklahoma City Divorce Attorney Matt Ingham
      Wed, 27 Jul 2011 at 10:40

      It is always best to look up the recipe first…poaching, if done correctly, can be delicious. :)

    • Heather B
      Thu, 28 Jul 2011 at 08:52

      Not real sure what to think about this article…kind of creative though

    • Beth W.
      Fri, 29 Jul 2011 at 04:58

      Fun topic :)

    • Pam
      Sun, 31 Jul 2011 at 11:33

      That’s an interesting comparison. Kind of creative.

    • Vicki
      Tue, 02 Aug 2011 at 06:50

      I like poached eggs! :)

    • Beth S.
      Wed, 03 Aug 2011 at 01:23

      I like eggs :) Not necessarily poached, but I do like eggs. :)

    • Divorce Lawyers Tulsa
      Fri, 26 Aug 2011 at 09:04

      I prefer sunny side up.

    • Núria de Andrés
      Tue, 24 Jan 2012 at 10:42

      http://t.co/g8WKgaoo Poaching: eggs, not animals! 2 acepciones del verbo "to poach".

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