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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Exotic Hidden Beasts

SCORPIONS scamper in bowls, water snakes coil in tanks and cats whine in cramped cages, waiting to be slaughtered, skinned and served for dinner.

Dangerous tastes, everthing from cats to insects are sold alongside fowl and freshlycaught fish.

An outbreak of the SARS virus in 2002 resulted in a local gourmet favourite – the civet – being banished to the black market. The racoon-like animal was blamed for spreading SARS, which infected 8,000 people globally and killed 800.

But exotic wildlife and squalor have returned to the market, making health officials worried that another killer virus could emerge.

Ever since Severe Respiratory Disease Syndrome (SARS) virus emerged in Malaysia, authorities have fought to rectify the country’s image and clean up it’s market.

Still, sights abound that would send even the most ardent carnivores running. In a dark shop near the new medicine mall, faeces and urine drip like goo thorough stacked cages of squawking chickens and meowing cats.

My god, Thats mean this kind of human, can eat anything with legs or not except the dinner... table.......