No donkey penis here, thanks

Last updated 11:51 10/02/2014
Donkey penis
MINISTRY FOR PRIMARY INDUSTRIES
NO GO: A 29-centimetre donkey penis, which a passenger tried to bring through Wellington Airport last month.

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When people declare they are bringing food into New Zealand they do not normally mean a donkey penis.

But much to the surprise of Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) staff that was the case when a passenger on a flight from China produced a 29 centimetre (with the end cut off) phallus from their luggage at Wellington International Airport last month. 

An MPI spokesman said the Chinese passenger was travelling from China to Wellington and had declared they were carrying food.

Upon inspection of their bags the penis was found, along with other donkey meat, the spokesman said.

Both items were destroyed and although they could not bring it into the country, the person did not face prosecution as they had declared the food upon arrival, the spokesman said.

The eating of male animal genitalia is not uncommon in China, with restaurant chain Guo Li Zhuang specialising in dishes prepared from the nether regions of a number of species, including horse, ox, donkey, deer and even dog.

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