Saturday, May 26, 2007

foul, gross, disgusting

Sometimes I think that eating anything is an intrinsically immoral action. If life is a right of any living thing (it isn't obvious to me that it is, btw) then by what right do we take a life to eat it? Our own right to life?

I'm sure I don't know. But one thing I am sure of is that I don't like reading this piece of crap about an abandoned ship loaded with endangered species that had been destined to end up as dinner in China.



'Noah's Ark' of 5,000 rare animals found floating off the coast of China | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

People should stop publishing all these negative food stories about China - it's making me racist. First intentional pet poisioning, then toothpaste, then puffer fish being sold as monkfish, now this. Luckily I have a chinese friend, but it's getting tough not to just wonder what the hell is up over there.

Bob del Grosso said...

Anon,
I hear you, it makes me uncomfortable too. But I think the reality of modern China is that much of it is at the same stage of development that we were at, at the beginning of the 20th century. In other words, it is not well-regulated by law. Weird state of affairs for one of the oldest civilizations, no?

Tavo said...

Of course life is not a right. All life is predicated on the destruction of other life.

That said, I agree with the sentiment specific to eating rare animals. Your reality should probably be larger than that corner of your dinner plate.

Don Luis said...

Weird state of affairs indeed.

The head of the Chinese State Food and Drug Administration has been sentenced to death for corruption, and the government has announced its first-ever recall system for unsafe food products.

Globalization is not going to stop; let's hope we can fix the problems.