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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 13
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2013-03-02 08:07:43 PM  
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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

(Interestingly, this IS one of the few areas where there is a real difference between halal and kosher food regs.  Most folks who keep halal consider all fish (and shellfish) to be on the menu, whilst strict kosher diets require a fish to have scales.  It's been theorised that the reason for this is because algal-bloom-borne food illnesses are rarer in the Arabian Gulf (near where Islam got its start) than off the Mediterranean coast of the Levant (where algal blooms are fairly common)--basically an early method of preventing foodborne illness.)
2013-03-02 05:19:55 PM  
2 votes:
Having spent a long time in the woods during survival training, their comes a time where you sure as hell would.
2013-03-02 04:05:17 PM  
2 votes:
Save a few, then put on a fish fry for the homeless.  Give it a few hours then deal with saved fish as appropriate.
2013-03-03 05:49:42 AM  
1 votes:
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 02:44:33 AM  
1 votes:

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 01:00:47 AM  
1 votes:

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 12:07:43 AM  
1 votes:
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?
2013-03-02 10:42:18 PM  
1 votes:
`I'm not sure if The Times of Israel is a tabloid like NY Daily News or the Mail, but they offer a possible different explanation than they just washed up on shore:

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From that article:

Palestinian fishermen on Wednesday dragged hundreds of endangered rays out of the waters off the Gaza Strip, sparking an absurd international media sensation over where the fish came from.

Palestinian media reported that the cartilaginous fish had made a comeback in the waters off the Palestinian territory after years of absence, and that local fishermen had begun hauling them to the markets.

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Videos published on YouTube showed Gazan fishermen lugging the massive fish out of boats offshore,

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Like sharks on the kill, the UK's Daily Mail online picked up the story shortly after it was published, but rewrote it as the "Mystery of the massacred manta rays."

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Bullshiat fish kill story smells like rotten fish.
2013-03-02 08:57:04 PM  
1 votes:
Followup next week:  thousands sicked and hundreds die from food poisioning/whatever killed the mantas

you wait
2013-03-02 06:58:16 PM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-03-02 06:46:56 PM  
1 votes:
 By any chance,was there several thousand loaves of bread also??
2013-03-02 06:46:31 PM  
1 votes:
If I had a manta, I'd chant it in the morning
I'd chant it in the evening
All over this land!
2013-03-02 06:44:38 PM  
1 votes:
How hungry am I? And are there any dead sea gulls lying about?
 
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