That Quezon City Ostrich Was Allegedly Made Into Adobo and No One Knows How to React

The Internet has mixed feelings about this turn of events.

(SPOT.ph) The news this 2020 seems to be sticking to the path of sad, weird, or both. Days after it was reported that one of the ostriches that went viral after running loose in a Quezon City village died due to stress—while the other was at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife in Diliman—the legal counsel of its owner said that the meat from the dead bird was turned into adobo. No, seriously, adobo.

Eating ostriches is not new, of course, but the news was still unexpected. The videos of the large birds running wild in a residential area gave folks a welcome distraction from the ongoing pandemic—and well, everything else in general—as well as raised some very important ethical and legal questions. While we have visual proof that one ostrich is recovering at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center, the last we heard of the other is that the Department of Environment and Natural Resources have yet to verify claims of its death.

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"Iresponsable ang pagluto at pag-consume sa kahit anong hayop na namatay on its own without determining 'yong cause of death," said the Philippine Animal Welfare Society, as quoted by News5. The group added that the claim that the animal's cause of death was attributed to "stress" could have been made up to avoid further questions about what happened to the lost ostrich. 

We're not sure if anyone has seen the ostrich since its last freedom run, much less—excuse us—eaten it in adobo form, and the entire incident has left us with more questions than answers. People online weren't sure what to do with the news: some said the poor ostrich deserved better, some were left with tainted memories of the much-loved adobo, and, of course, some didn't really care anymore. We round up some of the most confused yet somehow hilarious reactions to the adobo below. 

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Definitely one of the worst ways to go.

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Uhm.

Accurate.

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It wasn't right.

Big yikes.

Really makes you think about going plant-based.

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We're pretending we don't see it.

Truly.

Hey, there's always something to be learned.

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And here's a still relevant throwback.

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