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Chinese diners eat live "part-cooked" fish...

Well I am not generally a bleeding heart when it comes to what I eat but this has even me shaking my head dubiously: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...ube-video.html



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The film, in which a part-fried fish is shown breathing and wriggling on a plate as it is being slowly eaten alive in a restaurant, has been posted on the video-sharing website YouTube.

In order to keep the carp alive chefs cook its body but wrap its head in a wet cloth to keep it breathing, before covering it in sauce and serving in on a plate.

The YouTube video shows diners, who are laughing and joking, prodding the fish while it is still moving, before picking it apart with chopsticks.
I'm an angler, so it could be argued that i've caused my fair share of stress to the odd fish in my time, and i'm not really a squeamish eater... but seeing a lovely fish like a carp lying on a plate, purposefully kept alive yet part-cooked and still breathing while prodded and gradually stripped of flesh just seems inherently wrong to me. I know we cook lobsters alive etc but this just seems a step beyond that. Not to my tastes.
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Re: Chinese diners eat live "part-cooked" fish...

yeah i've seen the japanese do that too, having competitions, etc... so wrong...
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could be his brother?
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Re: Chinese diners eat live "part-cooked" fish...

It's quite disgusting.

Actually I'm more taken aback by the fact that people enjoy so much the pain of the fish.


But then again: the pig who was murdered to reincarnate into the shoes you are wearing, did not commit suicide either.
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Re: Chinese diners eat live "part-cooked" fish...

There is a program titled "taboo" I have seen a few times on National Geographic Channel. It helps me not to feel too yuk about this kindda stuff coming from other cultures and countries.
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But then again: the pig who was murdered to reincarnate into the shoes you are wearing, did not commit suicide either.
Was the pig purposefully kept alive while the skin was stripped from its' bones? No, so not the best comparison in my opinion.

As a meat-eater I have no problem with animals being humanely killed as humanely as possible for food, leather, or anything which humans use... but this just seems like torture and I would personally never eat an animal in this way.
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It's quite disgusting.

Actually I'm more taken aback by the fact that people enjoy so much the pain of the fish.


But then again: the pig who was murdered to reincarnate into the shoes you are wearing, did not commit suicide either.
Who wears pig-skin shoes?
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yeah i've seen the japanese do that too, having competitions, etc... so wrong...
Why so wrong? We, westerners, raise animals in concentration camps with the purpose of killing them in an industrial way, off the view of the general consumer of course. Then, we have the "who eats more sausages/burgers" competition. We still have the "corridas" in Spain. Western fishing fleets predate the oceans, literally driving to extintion some species. We also prefer testing in animals lots of chemicals in high concentrations before using them on our makeup. We also play a lot with their genes in order to fit our needs, some of these manipulations result in animals that are incapable of living a normal or natural animal life.

It doesn't seem to me that we are a lot different.
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Who wears pig-skin shoes?
Whatever animal. Who cares in the end, which one exactly.


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Was the pig purposefully kept alive while the skin was stripped from its' bones? No, so not the best comparison in my opinion.

As a meat-eater I have no problem with animals being humanely killed as humanely as possible for food, leather, or anything which humans use... but this just seems like torture and I would personally never eat an animal in this way.
I'm also a meat-eater. And no, they are not killed humanely. It's what we all have actually in mind - the humanely killing - but factually it's not the case.
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Re: Chinese diners eat live "part-cooked" fish...

Be a vegan, you animals
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Whatever animal. Who cares in the end, which one exactly.




I'm also a meat-eater. And no, they are not killed humanely. It's what we all have actually in mind - the humanely killing - but factually it's not the case.
As humanely as possible... I fully accept that in mass farming, supporting a burgeoning population, that everything may not be roses everywhere, and i've seen the "horror vids" from PETA myself. Standards are improving though, from what i've read.
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There is a program titled "taboo" I have seen a few times on National Geographic Channel. It helps me not to feel too yuk about this kindda stuff coming from other cultures and countries.
Not always. This is disgusting. While we are at it have a look at this:

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Not always. This is disgusting. While we are at it have a look at this:

Well its not the videos that help, but the fact that during the documentary they move all around the globe and pretty much demonstrate that as much as we hate to admit it, there is enough yuk stuff in our part of the world as well. But yes I tend to agree that not everything can be witnessed without feeling uncomfortable.
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While we are at it have a look at this:
I'm not sure I understand. This system is just like and Industrial Drum-style Potato Peeler.

And the Rooster isn't alive when it's dropped in, is it?
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Old 18.11.2009, 21:33
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And the Rooster isn't alive when it's dropped in, is it?
I sure hope it was not alive when dropped in that thing. If you need more details here is the original book that inspired it.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/097...SIN=0972656448
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