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(New York Daily News)   Would you eat a fish that you found dead on the beach? How about if you found thousands of them dead and have no idea how they died? Would you eat them then?   (nydailynews.com) divider line 61
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2013-03-03 12:31:38 AM

phalaeo: Now I was just thinking.... halal rules are similar to kosher ones.... wouldn't it be against dietary rules to eat something that was found dead?


Why yes, it is.  This means birth control is OK for Catholics.
 
2013-03-03 01:00:47 AM

phalaeo: Now I was just thinking.... halal rules are similar to kosher ones.... wouldn't it be against dietary rules to eat something that was found dead?


Funny how the prospect of being able to feed your family will make people fudge the religious rules a little.
 
2013-03-03 02:26:08 AM

davidphogan: Stop don't stop like the manta ray...

/obscure
//if anyone gets it I'll give the first person a month of TF
///so obscure I couldn't find it on google



Stop stop stop all the mantas give me time to breathe
Stop stop stop all the mantas or I'll have to leeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeave
 
2013-03-03 02:27:01 AM

FloydA: Would you like to see George Wendt in a washed up, dead fish-eating movie?


Depends. What part would he play?
 
2013-03-03 02:40:17 AM

suburbanguy: If you were a hot dog, and you were starving- would you eat yourself?


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2013-03-03 02:44:33 AM

Great Porn Dragon: In this case, pretty much the only ones who WILL be eating them are the Gazans...and I do hope for their sake that the restrictions on some fish issued by an Abrahamic-faith-antecedent weren't a halachic method of avoiding red tide contamination. :P


There's an even better reason -- Muslims are forbidden from eating an animal that dies by itself.

A lot of Palstinians are Christians, too.  There is a similar proscription against carrion in Acts 15, but Christians don't seem to pay much attention to it.
 
2013-03-03 05:49:42 AM
Hmm....Palestinian News Network seems to think these were caught by fishing boats too:

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Gaza fishermen have caught more than 200 Devil Rays over the past two days, a rare haul that was proudly displayed on the beach before being carried off to market on donkey carts.

"It is a godsend," fisherman Abu Mahmoud al-Issi said on Thursday, the second day running that fishing boats operating from the Palestinian enclave had caught dozens of the giant ray, that are similar to Manta rays.


Nice going. I hope they starve if they manage to drive this endangered species to extinction.
 
2013-03-03 07:59:04 AM
mmm Fish McBites!
 
2013-03-03 12:57:55 PM
protip:

always-smell-it-first.jpg
 
2013-03-03 01:08:42 PM
My manta ray is alright!
 
2013-03-03 02:42:37 PM

on the road: Great Porn Dragon: In this case, pretty much the only ones who WILL be eating them are the Gazans...and I do hope for their sake that the restrictions on some fish issued by an Abrahamic-faith-antecedent weren't a halachic method of avoiding red tide contamination. :P

There's an even better reason -- Muslims are forbidden from eating an animal that dies by itself.

A lot of Palstinians are Christians, too.  There is a similar proscription against carrion in Acts 15, but Christians don't seem to pay much attention to it.


And again, basic food safety rules there too--I frankly wouldn't eat anything that died by itself unless the choice was to do so or death, because there's too many nasty diseases you can catch--both from the carrion itself and also from whatever disease that caused the critters to die in the first place.

The big concern with mantas would be algal blooms--red tide and the like--but in sub-Saharan Africa and a fair amount of the ex-Soviet countries ending in "stan" (most of which tend to be Moslem-majority) there are a number of cases of gastrointestinal anthrax yearly--from people eating sheep or cattle who died of anthrax before they manifested the usual symptoms of haemorrhagic shock or black pustules.  There's also known cases of West Nile fever and Rift Valley fever that have been transmitted by consumption and butchering of animals who died of it--and Rift Valley and West Nile and anthrax have been in the region long enough that I'd not be shocked to see entire butchering and food consumption practices banned in Sacred Books.
 
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