Amidst All the Slaughter — Abuse. Who Knew?

David Cassuto

Photo by Scott Nelson for the New York Times

From the morbid irony desk:

In this article about the demoralizing struggles of an animal activist in the Arab world, we learn that:

At the Basateen slaughterhouse, near the vast cemetery known as the City of the Dead, butchers stride about in knee-high rubber boots, surrounded by lakes of feces, blood and urine. It was here that [an] Australian reporter documented animal abuses in 2006.

I know I was shocked to learn that in a slaughterhouse located in the City of the Dead — amid butchers wading through lakes of feces, blood, and urine — some animal abuses were committed.  Shocked, I tell you.

2 Responses

  1. I guess we’re both sitting at our computers this Sunday night. Just saw the same article.

    At least there is coverage, with, perhaps, some people being turned off to the practice.

  2. Problem with the link … Article is here:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/22/world/africa/22egypt.html

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