Woman 'clears carriage' after plucking dead bird on train

Ruth Doherty
Woman clears carriage after plucking bird on train
Woman clears carriage after plucking bird on train

A woman left fellow passengers feeling a little queasy after plucking a dead bird on a train carriage in Canada.

Christina David, a resident of Montreal who comes from the Inuk village of Kangiqsujuaq in Arctic northern Quebec, said she was shocked that a video of her preparing her meat for dinner on YouTube has attracted so much attention.

She was reportedly just excited to cook a goose her aunt had brought her from the northern village.

She told CBC News: "I didn't know that it was going to affect any other people like that because in my culture it's completely normal."

In the video, Ms David can be seen leaning over a plastic bag - plucking the bird inside.

Other passengers can been seen holding their noses, and even moving away.

MS David said rumours she was eating the bird raw were false, and said she was merely preparing it for later, adding: "I couldn't wait. I only had one this year it's not like we get to eat our country food everyday it's very very rare that we can eat like we usually do up North.

"But I didn't care. I was just ... enjoying [it] and on top of it I couldn't wait to go home so I can put it on the big pan with onions and mushrooms."

Police have been in touch with Ms David, but, according to the BBC, police spokesman Manuel Couture told the local newspaper Nunatsiaq Online that while some people were disgusted by the incident, if plucking or even eating an animal in public was a common activity in other cultures, there was a good chance she wouldn't face any charges.

Ms David added: "All I have to say is that I will always be an Inuk, no matter where I am."

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