Montreal Woman Plucks and Eats Whole Bird on Subway

A video of a woman apparently plucking and eating a whole bird on the Montreal subway went viral this week. The video was posted to YouTube earlier this month and has already garnered more than 250,000 views.

The woman, Christina David, hails from a tiny Inuk village in Northern Quebec. In a Facebook post, she denies being crazy and states, “It’s not like we get to eat our country food every day. I was so happy that I didn’t care where I was at the moment.” David also writes that she couldn’t wait to get home so she could cook the bird with onions and mushrooms. She proudly adds, “all I have to say is that I will always be an Inuk no matter where I am.”

According to Montreal police, David could face criminal charges for disturbing the peace.

However, as many viewers of the video commented online, eating dead birds is actually quite common in our society, although the plucking of chickens, turkeys, and ducks is usually automated and hidden away in slaughter plants.

Consumers and subway riders who are squeamish about eating dead birds — plucked or not — are invited to check out for information on leaving birds and other animals out of our diets altogether.