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Frog Lovers Protest Uncle Julio's in Boca Raton for Serving Frog Legs

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Frog's legs -- fried or sauteed -- have always seemed exotic but not that controversial.


That is no longer the case, apparently. 

Tonight, from 5:30-7 p.m., defenders of frogs and their oh-so-tasty legs will descend upon Uncle Julio's at Mizner Park in Boca Raton. They're picketing the restaurant, which has five locations nationwide, the Boca one being the only one in Florida.

Uncle Julio's crime?

The restaurant has frog legs on the menu. "Aside from promoting the eating of frogs, Uncle Julio's imports Chinese bullfrogs which can spread the deadly chytrid fungus," says the group's Facebook Page


Don't know much about that, but the organization Save The Frogs doesn't want anyone messing with any frogs, anywhere.

Frog-leg eating is still popular in the Deep South, and some SoFla restaurants (like Catfish Dewey's) always has them on the menu.

You don't see people protesting there, though. 

The Save The Frogs Florida Rally says "Signs will be provided -- but you can always make your own."

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