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Newswire : Toads' legs

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Hundreds of common toads found dead in Scotland were dismembered—presumably to satisfy the demand from restaurants for frogs’ legs. Up to 1000 carcasses were found along the River Esk, near Dumfries, in April last year. At first, it was thought that they had been eaten by rats. But in this week’s Veterinary Record (vol 142, p 259), veterinary pathologists led by Andrew Cunningham of the Institute of Zoology in London say they were cut open and the hindlimbs removed by a “degloving action”,