Sri Lankans Stop Eating Fish

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    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/01/02/world/main664262.shtml
    Obviously no one on this coast is starving, or else this idea of avoiding fish in the market would be moot.

    And such finnicky eating habits are certain to destroy the livelihood of the fishermen on this coast.

    I wonder how much of our food aid will be diverted to satisfy the prudush sensibilities of these discerning taste buds? :wtf:
     
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    I guess it's an expected response form traumatized people who have little education. I wonder if their are some religious injunctions that are also feeding this reluctance to eat see food that may have eaten human corpses. On a lighter side , I bet the Red Lobster suppliers can get get some good deals !
     
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    It doesn't have anything to do with taste. Corpses breed disease, and thousands die every year from diseased fish. I, personally, don't blame them. It would be like refusing to drink water from a source downhill from a chicken house. It's not the grossness of drinking chicken feces. It's the health risk.
     
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    Yup.. :) Exactly.
     
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    Or how about the basic "ick" factor of cannibalism? Maybe they heard about "soylent green is people"?


    I mean would you like to have the possibility of eating your mother, son or father?
     
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    Can you imagine Buddhists having the possibility of eating human?

    I think I may starve.
     
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    Ditto!
     
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    Grossed out?
    If you eat beef you should know their feed contains chicken feces.

    I think their silly not to eat the fish.
    Cuz....

    1.all the fishing boats were destroyed, right? So where did the fish come from?

    2.it's only been a week...their not eating fish guts are they? The flesh/meat would be unaffected, IMO.

    Eat while ya can....
     
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    I'll eat chicken feces before I eat a human any day!
     
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    Not true. It may contain residue due to chicken feces being used as fertilizer or may even contain things processed from feces, but raw feces would kill cows and cause disease in the humans that ate them.
     

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