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Snake restaurant - *Shudder* by chai on 7 July 2003 7:39am
My husband and I just got through viewing the Hong Kong to China episode of Around the World in 80 Days, and we were horrified at the fact that the snakes in the restaurant were de-gallbladdered and skinned before they were beheaded and killed! (At least that's what it looked like happened.)

The poor creatures seemed to be writhing in pain.

The fact that they were slaughtered and eaten isn't upsetting; but the way they were skinned alive seemed so unnecessarily cruel!

(Sorry, but I just had to vent about that!)
Re: Snake restaurant - *Shudder* by nottlob on 9 July 2003 1:04am
Yeah, I thought the same too but then I thought, how else would they kill them? Gas them first and then skin them? Then I got used to it watching 80 Days over and over again, I remember first seeing it, it was pretty horrifying. Myabe they could have cut of the head first, like on chickens or something, who knows?
Re: Snake restaurant - *Shudder* by sleepydumpling on 10 July 2003 12:45pm
You are so right about that one Chai - it's gross! And cruel. I appreciated that you could see the look of horror on Michael's face as he realised just what was being done to his dinner before it actually got killed.

I know I couldn't eat it knowing it had been tortured before it was killed!

Re: Snake restaurant - *Shudder* by pandk2 on 12 July 2003 3:45pm
Which brings me back to the point Kath...that I would NEVER eat a snake!!!!

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