Outrage after boot camp kids 'munched on dog testicles'

A FURORE has erupted in the Victorian high country town of Dargo after reports emerged of children on a supervised camp munching on cooked dog testicles.

The Gippsland Times has reported the boot camp, run by Dargo Neighbourhood House, was held at Crooked River from September 22 to 24, with children as young as six participating.

A report in the town's Dargo Bush Bulletin by one of the adult supervisors on the camp, Kate Treasure, from Stratford, outlined how she "jokingly" cooked the testicles over a fire "whilst humouring the kids about them being a bush delicacy (assured by the vet's opinion that they were safe to eat)".

"After they were cut up for a look inside I made it well known that in fact I thought eating them would be yuck!" Ms Treasure wrote "and I had no intention of partaking, however some of our Bear Grylls Adventurers decided to chance the taste test.

"Much like when children eat anything, the reactions were varied."

The testicles became available during an after-lunch activity where a veterinarian castrated a dog.

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