I've eaten in many a dodgy eatery here, after a few ales too many, I would not be the least bit surprised if I haven't already paid good money for rat before now. But hey ho, I'm still here and probably enjoyed it at the time.
Gordon will be preaching to us about the high quality 'Vermin Meat' in abundance, especially since the councils no longer collect waste on a weekly basis.
Where I walk to work has become a dumping ground (it's near a small stream, with lots of trees etc) with rats galore. Yum Yum. The council has cleared it several times but it happens again and again as they take their time doing it.
There has been many a time in history when people have been only too glad to eat rats. If you are hungry enough you would be only too glad to eat anything. As Fruit Bat has said "Meat is meat, if fresh and then cooked properly where's the problem".